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FTSE 100 squeezes out gains; ConvaTec drags midcaps

Britain's main stock index clung on to last session's advance, aided by earnings-driven gains in AstraZeneca and Micro Focus, while medical device maker ConvaTec single-handedly contributed to nearly one-third of the midcap index's dip.

Housebuilders, packaging stocks lift UK shares

Britain's FTSE 100 rose on Wednesday as positive results and hopes of a possible delay to exit from the European Union lifted housebuilders, while packaging firms DS Smith and Smurfit Kappa were boosted by the latter's earnings.

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FTSE 100 » 7,219.47 -0.24%
Euro Stox » 1,454.80 +0.19%
S&P » 2,775.60 +1.09%
Nikkei 225 » 21,302.65 +0.10%
GB 10YR
+1.165
-0.001
DE 10YR
+0.109
-0.001
JP 10YR
-0.022
+0.001
GBP / USD » 1.2899 -0.17%
EUR / GBP » 0.8754 +0.07%
GBP / JPY » 142.7300 -0.13%
Symbol 4 wk rating
change
Current mean
rating
WWH.L 4.00to2.50 Outperform
IRV.L 2.33to1.00 Buy
RBGP.L 2.50to1.50 Buy
Symbol 4 wk rating
change
Current mean
rating
NAH.L 1.00to5.00 Sell
BPCR.L 1.00to3.00 Hold
GMAA.L 2.00to4.00 Underperform