The benchmark FTSE 100 closed down 75.5 points at 4,131.5 today as UK stocks fell for the first day ...
The benchmark FTSE 100 closed down 75.5 points at 4,131.5 today as UK stocks fell for the first day in four.
Abbey National dropped 27.25p to 485.75p after an analyst at ABN Amro, cut his recommendation for the stock to "reduce'" from "add".
Belhaven Group declined 6p to 364p. The owner of the oldest brewery in Scotland announced it plans to raise £26.3m before expenses by selling shares.
Cordiant Communications Group shed 1.88p to 2.88p after WPP Group agreed to buy the company for £266m.
Meanwhile, WPP also fell 23.5p to 467.5p.
Dart Group dropped 37.5p to 180p. The UK aviation and distribution business said its fiscal full-year profit fell 22% to £4.92m after it bought new planes for its low-cost airline.
Meanwhile, Heywood Williams - Britain's biggest conservatory maker - rose 16.5p to 138.5p.
Mitchells & Butlers gained 11p to 236.75p after analysts at Merrill Lynch & Co. began coverage of the stock with a "buy" recommendation.
PPL Therapeutics shed 0.13p to 6.13p. The company - that once became famous for cloning the sheep Dolly – is in a critical state after its German partner Bayer AG pull the plug of a joint venture on a cystic fibrosis treatment.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index is currently down 85.34 points to 9,208.46.
The S&P 500 index is also down 9.55 points to 1,000.54, and Nasdaq's Composite index has so far lost 13.36 points to 1,663.78.
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