Hargreaves Lansdown has topped the FTSE 100 index in early trading after reporting record levels of assets under administration in its quarterly results this morning.
The wealth manager, which reported a record quarter of £1.8bn in net inflows to 31 March, rose 4.28% or 38.5p to 938.5p by early morning.
That meant it bucked the trend seen across the wider index, which stood down 0.44% at 6,276.
Another riser was Burberry Group, which rose 4.11% or 52p to £13.18, which reporting a 9% rise in underlying H2 revenue in an upbeat trading statement.
The FTSE was dragged lower by a number of large-caps going ex-dividend this morning, including BG Group and Smith & Nephew.
Mining stocks also continued to weigh on the index, with both BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto deep in the red.
BHP Billiton's latest quarterly production report , released last night, fell short of analysts' expectations, which sent the miner down 2.44% to £17.96.
Meanwhile, Rio Tinto fell 2.52% to £28.87 as copper prices dropped across the board.
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