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FTSE 250 closes at record high as UK’s leading stocks end up for fourth straight day featured picture

FTSE 250 closes at record high as UK’s leading stocks end up for fourth straight day

The FTSE 100 closed higher on Thursday as a decline in energy stocks was offset by broad based gains across many sectors, while the mid-cap FTSE 250 hit a record high despite weakness in some travel and leisure shares, such as Stagecoach (SGC) and Wizz Air (WIZZ). The FTSE 250 finished the session 0.4% higher at 22,247.54, while the benchmark FTSE 100 ended 0.8% higher at 6,942.22, although ...
Leading UK stocks hold on to gains as investors eye steady Wall Street opening featured picture

Leading UK stocks hold on to gains as investors eye steady Wall Street opening

The UK’s leading stocks clung on to gains at lunchtime as investors turn their attention to Wall Street’s opening. The benchmark FTSE 100 held on to the 0.4% rise earned through the morning session on Thursday buoyed by minutes from the US Federal Reserve meeting indicating that the central bank’s ‘accommodative stance’ to monetary policy will remain for now. At 12.30pm, the FTSE 100 ...
Director Deals: Croda finance boss sells down stake, plus Purplebricks and Greggs featured picture

Director Deals: Croda finance boss sells down stake, plus Purplebricks and Greggs

It’s been a quieter week for director deals given the Bank Holiday weekend, but a number of company bosses and non-executive directors have still been busy dealing in their companies’ shares. The most notable transaction comes from FTSE 100 chemicals company Croda International (CRDA), whose chief financial officer Jez Maiden sold around 10,600 shares this week at a price of £63.82 each in ...
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