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Defensive Shares Hold FTSE Aloft

The FTSE 100 held its ground on Friday morning, successfully outperforming the European market, which had been broadly negative. Global trade uncertainty combined with political troubles closer to home, to spur demand for defensive stocks.

The FTSE 100 was up by 0.1 percent not long after the opening bell, on track for a second straight week of gains. Overall, the index is up by 0.5 percent on the week.

The UK’s leading index is dominated by companies that have a large percentage of foreign currency earnings, and as such it has found support in weakness from the pound, which... Read More

Share Prices

Top Five Risers (FTSE 350)
Company Price Change
Hikma1,794.00p147.00 8.93 %
Admiral2,058.00p60.00 3.00 %
Syncona270.50p8.00 3.05 %
Fdm Group Hldg966.00p19.00 2.01 %
Tbc Bank Gp1,566.00p18.00 1.16 %
FTSE Indices
Company Price Change
FTSE 1007,518.43p-93.21 -1.22 %
FTSE 25020,346.90p-162.86 -0.79 %
FTSE 3504,185.85p-48.86 -1.15 %
FTSE Small Cap5,819.17p-31.31 -0.54 %
FTSE All-Share4,132.55p-47.44 -1.13 %
Top Five Fallers (FTSE 350)
Company Price Change
Kaz Minerals568.00p-44.60 -7.28 %
Greencore170.30p-7.90 -4.43 %
Antofagasta844.40p-42.00 -4.74 %
Ferrexpo162.65p-9.15 -5.33 %
Fresnillo922.80p-50.00 -5.14 %

Most Popular Shares (by volume)

Most Popular Shares
TIDM Company Price Change Change % Day's Volume
LLOYLloyds60.29p-0.69 -1.13 %110,452,017
ASTAscent Resources0.85p0.125 17.24 %79,285,413
PREMPremier African Minerals0.19p-0.005 -2.56 %65,225,602
BARCBarclays179.90p-4.06 -2.21 %58,350,116
KODKodal Minerals0.243p-0.003 -1.02 %47,125,409
GLENGlencore 303.60p-12.80 -4.05 %37,907,406
OEXOilex0.205p0.06 41.38 %31,597,185
UKOGUk Oil & Gas1.825p-0.025 -1.35 %30,462,204
VODVodafone175.62p-3.16 -1.77 %27,935,531
IDOXIDOX33.00p-0.50 -1.49 %28,674,429
FRRFrontera Resources0.275p-0.005 -1.79 %19,004,549
EVRHEvr Holdings6.975p-0.66 -8.64 %17,853,222
MTRMetal Tiger2.525p-0.25 -9.01 %17,056,265
VASTVast Res0.58p0.02 3.57 %15,277,978
COPLCanadian Over0.54p-0.045 -7.69 %13,949,719
HERHerencia0.033p-0.003 -7.14 %13,741,447
PCGEPcg Ent0.103p-0.01 -8.89 %0
HURHurricane Energ48.10p-0.28 -0.58 %2,140,197
DEBDebenhams13.80p0.54 4.07 %11,488,130
TSCOTesco255.30p-4.70 -1.81 %10,781,411
HSBAHSBC707.70p-7.90 -1.10 %9,946,636
BP.BP549.70p-5.60 -1.01 %9,658,927
GFSG4S245.00p-3.00 -1.21 %7,681,191
SEESeeing9.45p-0.45 -4.55 %7,554,140
GUNGunsynd0.035p0.00 0.00 %7,497,139
FTSE 100 Latest
Value7,518.43
Change-93.21