Shares in the FTSE 100 index fell today, down 53.3 points, or 0.8%, to 6650.2, after the UK's biggest retailer, Tesco, said it would have a "tough year".
Capita saw the biggest increase in share prices after Citigroup advised investors to buy the shares, up 12.5 points, or 1.7%, to 746.5p.
This was followed by Shire, up 1.67% to £12.21, then Imperial Tobacco, up 1.4% to £22.40.
Hammerson shares rose 1.28% to £15.03 and National Grid gained 0.95% to 741.5p.
Tesco saw the biggest fall in share value, down 22.25, or 4.87%, to 434.5p. This was followed by Experian, down 2.66% to 604p, and British Airways, which saw shares slide by 2.64% to 424.5p.
In the US, the Dow Jones saw shares slide for a second day due to fears that US house construction is depressed, down 12.35, or 0.09%, to 13600.63.
Verzion saw the best performance in early trading, up 0.92% to 42.94.
International Business Machines shares climbed 0.55% to 105.91, while JP Morgan saw shares rise by 0.48% to 50.67.
This was followed by Disney, up 0.46% to 34.7, and Home Depot, up 0.43% to 38.12.
Coca-Cola made some early losses, down 1% to 51.24, followed by United Technologies, down 0.98% to 71.48, and Procter & Gamble, down 0.89% to 61.22.
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