Reports of strong sales at Sainsbury's have seen the supermarket chain climb the FTSE winners table early on Thursday.
The index is marginally up, by 0.9p, or 0.1%, to 6,273.6, with Sainsbury’s climbing 14.5p to 379.5p. Kingfisher leads the winners table and Rexam and British Land have also made gains.
Tui Travel, which has dropped 8.25p, or 3.77%, to 210.5, Rentokil and Man Group have also suffered losses.
A strong day’s trading in the US saw the Dow Jones climb 146.24 points, or 1.16%, to 12,735.31 on Wednesday.
Du Pont climbed 2.03 points to 44.78, followed by Microsoft, up 2.96% to 34.44, and Hewlett Packard. Coca Cola and American Express also had strong days.
GEN Motors, Walt Disney, and AT&T all had bad days.
020 7034 2636
Record numbers of people aged 90 plus
From 3 to 10 October
'Integral part' of the financial planning process for many advisers
Proposals outlined at Labour Party conference