Shares in Morrisons Buck Market Trends

Friday, August 29, 2014

Supermarket chain Morrisons enjoyed a strong trading session on Thursday, going against the overall market trend which saw falling mining stocks drag down the FTSE 100 by 24.9 points.

Morrisons, which has had a difficult trading year so far, saw its share price increase for the second day running after till-roll figures showed that the chain has seen sales increase over the last four weeks. The supermarket's share price increased by 2.5p on Thursday. Deutsche Bank removed its sell rating against the company.

In contrast, shares in rival supermarkets Sainsbury's and Tesco faced heavy pressures. Data published by the Kantar Worldpanel on Wednesday showed that the main supermarkets were facing heavy pressure from out-of-town discounters.

The FTSE 100 as a whole was dragged down by more than 24...

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