The FTSE 100 fell into the red amid fears of an unexpected September rate hike by the US Federal Reserve, the decline also followed a lower market in Wall St and mixed markets in Asia.
Primark owner Associated British Foods (ABF) slumped 5.9% to £29.70 despite its underlying operating performance beating expectations in the second half, as a result of a weaker Sterling.
MID CAP RISERS AND FALLERS
John Laing Infrastructure Fund (JLIF) was flat, which was unaffected by NAV per share rising 5% in the first half and pre-tax profit before tax jumping to £72.3 million, which was driven primarily by underlying portfolio growth.
SMALL CAP RISERS AND FALLERS
Xcite Energy (XEL) crashed 67.5% to 2.68p following an announcement that its restructuring of its bonds may involve a reduction in the balance owed in exchange for an equity stake in the firm.
TechFinancials (TECH) charged 19.2% higher to 15.5p as operating profit rocketed from $0.10 million to $1.59 million in the first half of this year, driven by higher revenue and profit.
Tern (TERN) was up 5.8% after its subsidiary Device Authority became a Dell IoT solutions partner, which aims to enable IoT solutions that deliver clear returns on investment.
Social media platform MySQUAR (MYSQ) pleased investors following expected significant revenue growth from its gaming business in the next few months due to growing revenue from MyFish and Hawk Hero.
Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) swung into the black after a record output in silver and copper output, although it also reported a decline in revenue from lower gold bullion sales.
Commodities risk management solutions provider Brady (BRY) reported improved profitability with growth in revenue, including a 72% rise in EBITDA to £2.04 million in the six months to the end of June.
City of London Investment (CLIG) said its funds under management declined by 5% year-on-year to $4 billion at the end of June. The shares fell by 1%.
Profit growth and double-digit revenue drove HgCapital Trust (HGT) 4.9% higher as it continued its strong net asset value performance.