The benchmark FTSE 100 closed down 11.80 points today at 4,137.00 after UK stocks ended the day on a...
The benchmark FTSE 100 closed down 11.80 points today at 4,137.00 after UK stocks ended the day on a downfall.
Abacus Group lost 25p to 215p after the company announced that it doesn't expect a improvement in medical contracts before the beginning of Autumn.
BP shed 3.25p to 419.5p. The company, which is Europe's second-largest oil company, said it may have to pay as much as $2bn into its pension funds this year to help narrow a cash shortage.
Cadbury Schweppes rose 13.75p to 379.5p after an analyst at Merrill Lynch & Co. raised the recommendation for the company to "buy" from "neutral".
Debenhams gained 9.5p to 432.5p. The department store chain has accepted an acquisition offer of £1.54bn by a group led by Permira Advisers Ltd.
Prudential fell 14.75p to 420p after the company cut its dividend for the first time in over fifty years.
United Business Media climbed 50.5p to 393.5p after the publisher announced that its first-half loss had decreased to £17.5m after it cut jobs and expenses.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index is currently down 20.24 points to 9,246.27 and the S&P 500 index is also slightly down with 1.73 points to 994.79.
Meanwhile, Nasdaq's Composite index has so far lost 1.97 points to 1,733.39.
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