FTSE 250 movers: Dunelm gains; Micro Focus loses ground
London’s FTSE 250 was down 0.3% at 17,363.27 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Software and information technology business Micro Focus was the worst performer, while travel company TUI was also in the red, along with Irish food convenience company Greencore.
On the upside, homeware retailer Dunelm was the standout gainer, having lost ground on Wednesday after it said annual profit was set to fall as stores were shut during the coronavirus lockdown and reporting a decline in fourth-quarter sales despite "significant" online growth.
Waste management company Biffa was also up after it said trading in the first three months of FY21 has been "slightly ahead" of its expectations and it is seeing a recovery in demand.
"With the ongoing remobilisation of the economy, the group is continuing to see a steady recovery in the demand for its essential services," it said.
FTSE 250 - Risers
Dunelm Group (DNLM) 1,252.00p 6.55%
Oxford Biomedica (OXB) 830.00p 6.55%
888 Holdings (888) 200.50p 5.53%
Hochschild Mining (HOC) 225.80p 5.42%
Calisen (CLSN) 187.75p 4.31%
Biffa (BIFF) 202.00p 3.70%
Gamesys Group (GYS) 903.00p 3.20%
Impax Environmental Markets (IEM) 347.00p 3.12%
TI Fluid Systems (TIFS) 180.80p 2.84%
Ascential (ASCL) 311.40p 2.64%
FTSE 250 - Fallers
Micro Focus International (MCRO) 308.00p -4.76%
Fidelity China Special Situations (FCSS) 293.00p -4.72%
TUI AG Reg Shs (DI) (TUI) 363.20p -4.55%
Greencore Group (GNC) 116.70p -4.34%
Coats Group (COA) 52.20p -4.04%
Sirius Real Estate Ltd. (SRE) 78.60p -4.03%
Rank Group (RNK) 149.00p -3.75%
Chemring Group (CHG) 244.00p -3.56%
TBC Bank Group (TBCG) 821.00p -3.41%
FirstGroup (FGP) 33.10p -3.39%