Hargreaves Lansdown has risen 5.8% to top the FTSE 100 leaderboard as the blue-chip index recovers from yesterday's decline.
Having dropped 1.6% yesterday, the FTSE 100 was up 0.8% at 6,294 by mid-afternoon, buoyed by better earnings data and broker upgrades.
Hargreaves Lansdown topped the list of risers after analysts at Barclays raised their price target on the stock to 820p. Shares jumped 6.1% to 737p, a day ahead of the platform group's interim results.
ARM Holdings also rose, up 4.7% to 933.5p as results cheered investors, with BP's earnings also prompting a 1.8% jump to 470p.
BG Group, having initially dropped 1.7% after revealing it would miss some production targets, had more than reversed that decline by mid-afternoon to stand 2.9% up at £11.35.
Standard Life, by contrast, was the largest faller in the index, down 2.1% to buck the trend among financials.
Other European equity markets also saw modest gains, France's CAC 40 rising 1.3% to 3,706 and Germany's Dax climbing 0.3% higher to 7,663.
Equity markets in the US also rebounded, the Dow Jones and S&P 500 standing up 0.9% and 0.8% respectively.
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