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Chart Snapshot

FTSE 100 | 6921.94 | -30.65
FTSE 250 | 19319.48 | -74.41
Dow Jones I.A. | 23533.20 | -424.69
Xetra DAX | 11886.31 | -213.77
CAC 40 | 5095.22 | -71.99


Name Value Today Change %
FTSE 100 6922 -0.44
FTSE 250 19319 -0.38
FTSE 350 3874 -0.43
FTSE Small Cap 5592 -0.47
FTSE All-Share 3830 -0.43
FTSE Fledgling 10609 -1.31
FTSE techMARK Focus 4174 -0.14
FTSE AIM All-Share 1020 -0.68
FTSE AIM 50 6002 -0.62
FTSE AIM 100 5292 -0.70
CAC 40 5095 -1.39
Xetra DAX 11886 -1.77
AEX Index 521 -1.31
BEL 20 3817 -1.08
Dow Jones I.A. 23533 -1.77
Nasdaq 100 6508 -2.61


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Top Movers

Name Price %
Next 4,984.00p +7.67
Hochschild Mining 202.00p +6.26
Softcat 646.00p +5.90
TalkTalk Telecom Group 115.10p +5.79
Micro Focus International 956.00p +4.85
Stobart Group Ltd. 229.50p +4.32
Name Price %
Essentra 437.40p -3.23
VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund Ltd. 348.00p -3.33
Contour Global 234.00p -4.10
Smiths Group 1,468.50p -4.39
Ferrexpo 266.00p -5.00
Indivior 382.80p -6.25


Box drops as Dropbox floats

(ShareCast News) - File hosting service storage Dropbox saw its shares soar more than 40% in its market debut on Friday, with investors rushing to get their hands on a piece of the biggest tech IPO in over twelve months.

Melrose says 'disregard' Mergermarket story, to waive CFIUS clearance condition

(ShareCast News) - In its second instalment of the day, turnaround specialist Melrose Industries said a story published by Mergermarket on Thursday suggesting that it was confident of meeting the 50.1% minimum threshold for shareholder acceptances should be disregarded.

Joe Hudson to take up Ibstock reins on 4 April

(ShareCast News) - Ibstock updated the market on its CEO succession plan on Friday, confirming that Joe Hudson would be appointed as chief executive with effect from 4 April, on completion of the handover period with retiring CEO Wayne Sheppard.

Aviva scraps plans to cancel preference shares

(ShareCast News) - Aviva has decided not to cancel £450m worth of preference shares following "strong feedback and criticism" from a large number of investors.

Big Yellow buys new site in Hove

(ShareCast News) - Self-storage company Big Yellow has acquired a site in Hove, west of Brighton, for a new 56,000 square feet store.

GSK gets approval for Shingrix in Europe and Japan

(ShareCast News) - GlaxoSmithKline announced on Friday that the European Commission has approved Shingrix for the prevention of shingles (herpes zoster) and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) in adults aged 50 years or older.

John Laing Infrastructure Fund boasts year of solid progress

(ShareCast News) - John Laing Infrastructure Fund issued its results for the year ended 31 December on Friday, declaring a dividend of 3.57p per share for the last six months of the year, up 2.5%.

Indivior warns of potential sales collapse after US court ruling

(ShareCast News) - Indivior warned of a potential "rapid and material loss" of sales from its main revenue-generating product after a US court found a rival generic challenger of the drug did not infringe on its patents.