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As of 17:27 22 Jan 2019
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As of 17:27 22 Jan 2019

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Sainsbury's shares on the rise

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The FTSE 100 is down 0.50% at 6,802.95.

Precious metals miner Fresnillo is leading the blue chip risers, up 4% at 911p.

It is followed by Sainsbury's, up 2.5% at 266.65p, as the supermarket chain prepares to update investors on Christmas sales on Wednesday.

British Gas-owner Centrica is the biggest faller, down 4.62% at 130.95p.

On the FTSE 250, Dunelm retains its place as Monday's largest gainer, up 11.24% at 643.75p, after sales rose over Christmas and it upgraded its interim profit forecast.

The FTSE 250 is up 0.92% at 17,960.36.

FTSE 100 closes down 3.5%

The FTSE 100 has finished an extremely rocky day of trading, down 3.5%, or 244 points, at 6,677.74.

Insurance group Prudential ended Thursday as the biggest blue chip faller, down 7% at £13.98, followed by mining giant Antofagasta, off 6.9% at 761.1p and industrial conglomerate Melrose whose shares shed 6.1% to end at 156p.

Only two companies rose on the FTSE 100 - both miners.

Randgold Resources rose 3% to £65.76 while Fresnillo added 1.4% to 785.8p.

FTSE indexes fall

Smurfit Kappa

It has been an unsettled day for the FTSE 100. It is now down 0.38% at 7,035.33.

Dublin-based Smurfit Kappa, which makes cardboard boxes and packaging, is leading the blue chip fallers, down 5.3% at £21.02.

It is closely followed by Ferguson, the heating and plumbing equipment giant, which reported a strong rise in first quarter profit but a 10.2% increase in US trading profit to $400m missed analysts' expectations, sending its share price down 4.6% at £49.57.

Precious metals miner Fresnillo leads the risers, up 3% at 794.7p.

The FTSE 250 is down 0.70% at 18,434.65. Ted Baker is the biggest faller, down 11.55% at £13.69, following reports that staff at the fashion retailer have signed a petition which calls for an end to alleged harassment by its founder and chief executive Ray Kelvin.

The petition now has more than 2,600 signatures.

The company said it will carry out an independent investigation into the claims.

Fresnillo stock falls

Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Software group Sage is leading the FTSE 100 risers on Friday morning, up 3% at 576.9p.

Precious metals miner Fresnillo is the blue chip index's largest faller, down 2.22% at 784.2p.

It is under pressure because of legislation proposed Mexico's new president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (pictured) which would make more difficult for miners to operate in the country.

The wider FTSE 100 is up 0.35% at 6,984.79.

The FTSE 250 is up 0.16% at 18,558.89.

G4S tumble further after warning

Police guard against riots at Birmingham prison in 2016
The Government took over Birmingham prison from G4S following riots and poor conditions

Shares in G4S, the embattled security company, have extended earlier falls and are now trading down 5.46% to 182.9p after it warned on full-year profits.

Expectations of lower sales or profits also continued to dog software security firm Sophos Group, down down 27.1% to 332.8p, and pub group JD Wetherspoon which shed 11.1% to £11.64.

The wider FTSE 250 is ahead 0.24% at 19,088.52.

ITV is still the FTSE 100's biggest faller, down 5% at 146.43p while M&S is off 2.2% at 295.6p after it reported lower food and clothing sales.

Precious metals miner Fresnillo is leading the blue chip risers, up 4.1% at 907.9p.

The FTSE 100 is up 1% at 7,114.66.

Silver production down, warns Fresnillo

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Precious metals miner Fresnillo has cut its guidance for silver production this year for a second time.

It has reported lower-than-expected production for the metal in the third quarter, mainly because of lower-than-expected ore grades at two of its mines.

The company said it was trimming its output guidance to between 62 million ounces and 64.5 million ounces from a range of 64.5 million to 67.5 million earlier.

Smoking out the share winners


Are there any winners in the FTSE 100 today? There are a few, led by British American Tobacco, which has climbed 4.12% to 3,501.50.

Meanwhile Imperial Brands is up 3.66% at 2,705 and the only other share climbing more than 3% is Fresnillo, up 3.17% at 924.40.

AA shares extend fall

AA has extended falls and its shares are now trading down 12.5% at 104.42p following a sharp fall in interim profits.

The wider FTSE 250 is down 3.65 points at 20,457.41.

The FTSE 100 has rebounded and is now trading up 0.17% at 7,520.39.

Hospitals group NMC Health is leading the blue chip risers, up 3.9% at £35.20.

Precious metals miner Fresnillo is the largest faller, down 2.1% at 842.9p.

Ashtead tops blue chip risers

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Ashtead Group

Ashtead Group, the construction and industrial equipment supplier, is leading the FTSE 100 risers - up 3.3% at £23.56 - after reporting a 23% rise in first quarter pre-tax profits to £274.4m.

Mining groups saw the biggest falls during mid-morning trade, topped by precious metals specialist Fresnillo whose share price was down 2.7% at 790.3p.

The wider FTSE 100 is off 0.69% at 7,229.03.

The FTSE 250 is down 0.49% 20,160.54.

FTSE 100 drops on commodity price falls

The FTSE 100, the blue chip stock index, has reversed earlier gains and is now trading down 0.77% at 7,553.35.

Connor Campbell, financial analyst at Spreadex, says: "The FTSE was crushed under the weight of its sizeable commodity stocks on Wednesday, plunging towards 7,550 as chaos spread throughout the sector.

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"With Brent Crude falling under $72 per barrel after slipping 1%, gold sliding to $1,192 an ounce and copper sinking around 2.5% to hit a fresh 13 month low, the FTSE’s oil and mining firms were not in a good way.

"BP and Shell both slipped 0.7%, the likes of Rio Tinto, Anglo American and Antofagasta were down anywhere between 2.5% and 4%, and Fresnillo shed 5.5%.

"All this led to the UK index itself dropping 70 points, testing intraday lows last seen at the start of the month."