FTSE 100 movers: Miners in the red; HL heads higher
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0.2% at 7,607.98 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Vodafone, Sainsbury, WPP and Johnson Matthey all fell as they traded without entitlement to the dividend.
On the upside, investment platform Hargreaves Lansdown was the standout performer on the index, closely followed by B&Q owner Kingfisher.
Miners Anglo American and Rio Tinto gained. Rio was boosted by an upgrade to ‘buy’ from ‘neutral’ at Citi.
In a note on metals and mining, the bank said it sees "clear upside risks regarding potential China stimulus and there has been three months of underperformance by the iron ore names".
FTSE 100 - Risers
Hargreaves Lansdown (HL.) 848.60p 2.02%
Kingfisher (KGF) 243.50p 1.67%
3i Group (III) 2,009.00p 1.36%
Entain (ENT) 1,296.00p 1.33%
Ashtead Group (AHT) 5,354.00p 1.29%
Anglo American (AAL) 2,486.00p 1.22%
Rio Tinto (RIO) 5,160.00p 1.12%
Smith (DS) (SMDS) 318.30p 1.11%
Abrdn (ABDN) 217.30p 1.07%
CRH (CDI) (CRH) 3,923.00p 0.98%
FTSE 100 - Fallers
Vodafone Group (VOD) 74.97p -4.47%
Sainsbury (J) (SBRY) 268.60p -3.38%
WPP (WPP) 861.20p -2.86%
Endeavour Mining (EDV) 2,030.00p -2.50%
Johnson Matthey (JMAT) 1,757.50p -2.20%
Reckitt Benckiser Group (RKT) 6,120.00p -1.70%
Auto Trader Group (AUTO) 609.20p -1.58%
Prudential (PRU) 1,120.50p -1.32%
Scottish Mortgage Inv Trust (SMT) 687.00p -1.29%
Admiral Group (ADM) 2,291.00p -1.29%