DCC

Ticker DCC

Today's data summary

Market closed
% change
-0.38%
Price Pence
6505.00
Change
-25.00
As of 00:31 23 Jan 2019
Market cap. Pound sterling
6,391.13 million
As of 00:31 23 Jan 2019

Latest updates

Better day for UK shares

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DCC, the FTSE 100 sales and marketing group, is leading the blue chip risers on Friday morning, with its share price up 2.97% to £64.15.

Tobacco business Imperial Brands is the largest faller so far, down 1% £26.52.

The wider FTSE 100 is up 0.47% at 7,040.15.

A third quarter update from hedge fund giant Man Group sent its shares up 5.84% to 152.78p on the FTSE 250.

The FTSE 250 is up 0.89% at 18,996.05.

FTSE 100 reverses falls

The FTSE 100 has reversed earlier falls and is now up 0.23% at 7,528.46.

There's no change at the top of the biggest risers and fallers - travel group TUI is up 2% at £14.68 while distribution company DCC's share price is down 4% at £70.12.

The FTSE 250 is down 0.31% at 20,373.

Shares in drug-maker Indivior tumbled 17.7% after it cut its full-year guidance and admitted it had “substantially underestimated” the length of time it would take to release a new treatment.

DCC shares hit bum note

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Relief that TUI weathered this summer's heatwave (see post at 8:49am) sent shares in the travel company to the top of the FTSE 100 this morning, up 1.95% at £14.64.

Distribution group DCC saw its shares lead the biggest losers, down 4.1% at £70.12, after it said it would buy musical instruments specialist Jam Group for $170m (£130m).

It plans to issue new stock to finance acquisitions.

The FTSE 100 is down 5.81 points at 7,505.68.

IG Group's shares tumbled by 8.7% to 669.5p - the biggest faller on the FTSE 250 - after it announced that its chief executive was stepping down with immediate effect.

TalkTalk topped the gainers, up 3.1% at 125.25p.

The FTSE 250 is down 0.36% at 20,362.22.

Greene King investors toast World Cup boost

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International Consolidated Airlines, which owns BA, is leading the FTSE 100 fallers - down 3.4% to 657.2p - following a data breach of customer credit card details.

Support services business DCC is the morning's top riser so far, up 2.45% at £68.97.

Gains are meagre on the wider FTSE 100, however, with the blue chip index up 4.21 points at 7,323.17.

Shares in pub and brewing group Greene King soared by 12.7% to 536.1p on the FTSE 250 after it reported strong like-for-like sales following the World Cup.

The FTSE 250 is down 17.71 points at 20,265.78.