FTSE struggles for direction with US markets closed for MLK Day

The FTSE 100 was off its lows but still down for the day, closing 0.2% lower at 6,720.65 as the lack of any US trading thanks to Martin Luther King Day saw it struggle for direction Device testing and analytics group Spirent Communications fell 1% to 260p even its annual revenue rose 4%, helping it to achieve a 'strong' rise in earnings in line with its expectations. Spirent Communications said it may return excess cash to shareholders, but warned that an ongoing Covid-19 impact on customer spending patterns meant growth in 2021 was expected to be second-half weighted. Pharmaceutical giants AstraZeneca gained 1.1%... Read More

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