The benchmark FTSE 100 Index gained 11.7 points to 4083.6 at the close in London, and the FTSE All-S...
The benchmark FTSE 100 Index gained 11.7 points to 4083.6 at the close in London, and the FTSE All-Share Index rose 7.17 points to 1,981.57.
Big Food Group shed 2.75p to 81.75p after the company announced a 22% decline in fiscal second-half profit.
Clinton Cards rose 4p to 193.5p after the greetings card retailer said sales at stores open at least a year increased 4.3% in the past 16 weeks.
Invensys dropped 0.25p to 15.75p.
Imperial Chemical Industries also dropped and shed 4p to 136.5p after an analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston, cut his recommendation for the company to "underperform" because it anticipates net debt will remain high.
Lloyds TSB on the other hand, rose 17.5p to 454.5p. According to analysts, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. may pay as much as A$6 billion for Lloyds TSB's New Zealand unit, making it the largest bank in the country.
Marconi Corp. advanced 2.5p to 65p after the company relaunched last week.
Rolls-Royce rose 11p to 110.5p after the aircraft-engine maker restated its optimistic forecast for 2003, even as the Iraq war and the impact of SARS delayed engine deliveries to airlines.
Securicor shed 16.25p to 79.25p after the security company announced that volatile market conditions will hurt full-year sales.
In the US, trading is looking good as the Dow Jones Industrial Average index is currently up 41.24 points to 8,834.36.
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