The benchmark FTSE 100 closed up 21.40 points today at 4,268.70 paced by the maker of medical implan...
The benchmark FTSE 100 closed up 21.40 points today at 4,268.70 paced by the maker of medical implants, Smith & Nephew.
The company climbed 8p to 407.25p after it announced that it sold its 21.5% holding in AbilityOne Products Corp. for £49m in cash to Patterson Dental Co.
Alizyme Plc rose 3.25p to 70.75p following speculation that the drugmaker may sell Takeda Chemical Industries Ltd. for as much as $42m.
BHP Billiton gained 6p to 405p after an analyst at UBS AG raised his share-price forecast for the stock by 14% to 475p.
Computer Software Group gained 1.75p to 4.13p. The software maker also said its annual loss shrunk after the acquisition of two companies.
MyTravel Group advanced 1.25p to 27.5p.
Meanwhile, the world's third-largest record company, EMI Group, shed 4.75p to 155p.
On Wall Street, trading is currently up as the Dow Jones Industrial Average index so far has gained 73.95 points to 9,395.64.
The S&P 500 index is up 6.65 points to 997.32 and Nasdaq's Composite index has so far climbed 20.63 points to 1,722.64.
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