Weekly roundup of FTSE 100 risers and fallers (December – 13-17)

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Weekly roundup of FTSE 100 risers and fallers (December – 13-17)

 Weekly roundup of FTSE 100 risers and fallers (December – 13-17)
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FTSE 100 index after a volatile trade ended in negative territory on a weekly basis. The rise of Omicron variant cases and interest rate hike by the Bank of England were the key dampeners of the week. Here we are giving the roundup of the top gainers and top losers of the passing week.

Top risers of the week:

  • 13 December 2021- Fresnillo Plc (LON: FRES): Shares of the precious metal and mining moved up by 2.35% at GBX 881.40, with a day’s high of GBX 891.60 and a volume of 0.67 million shares. The stock price was up following a rise in gold prices in the international market amid the increase in Omicron variant cases in different countries.
  •  14 December 2021- OCADO Group Plc (LON: OCDO): Shares of the food retailer was up by 5.47% at GBX 1,678, with a day’s high of GBX 1,765 and a volume of 3.05 million shares. The stock price saw buying interest after the company announced its fourth-quarter trading update. Its retail revenue was at £547.8 million. Also, the company won a patent dispute case against the Norwegian firm Autostore.
  • 15 December 2021-DCC Plc (LON: DCC): The business support service provider’s shares were up by 8.97% at GBX 6,000, with a day’s high of GBX 6,032 and a volume of 0.93 million shares. The stock price moved up after the company completed the acquisition of Almo Corporation. It is one of the largest acquisitions by the company, with an initial enterprise value of USD 610 million.
  • 16 December 2021- Hargreaves Lansdown Plc (LON: HL.): Shares of the wealth management service provider was up by 4.87% at GBX 1,367.50, with a day’s high of GBX 1,396 and a volume of 2.68 million shares. The stock saw buying interest from investors after four consecutive days of decline.
  • 17 December 2021- Fresnillo Plc (LON: FRES): Shares of the precious metal and mining company was up by over 3%, with a day’s high of GBX 923.20 and a volume of around 1 million shares. The stock price continued witnessing good buying interest for the third consecutive day.

Top fallers of the week:

  • 13 December 2021- International Consolidated Airlines Group (LON: IAG): Shares of the passenger airline company was down by 5.15% at GBX 130.30, with a day’s low of GBX 129.46 and a volume of 37.9 million shares. The stock price declined after the UK government introduced tougher travel rules to curb the spread of the Omicron variant in the country.
  • 14 December 2021-Rentokil Initial Plc (LON: RTO): Shares of the pest control and hygiene service provider was down by 12.30% at GBX 547.60, with a day’s low of GBX 540.80 and a volume of 21.03 million shares. The stock price lost ground after the company announced the acquisition of US-based Terminix Global Holdings in a cash and share deal.
  • 15 December 2021- Antofagasta Plc (LON: ANTO): The industrial metal and mining company’s shares were down by 5.39% at GBX 1,308, with a day’s low of GBX 1,308 and a volume of 1.95 million shares. The stock price saw profit booking from investors after an initial high of GBX 1374. However, the share price has been down by 1.96% since 1 December 2021.
  • 16 December 2021-Segro Plc (REIT) (LON: SGRO): Shares of the real estate investment trusts was down by 2.82% at GBX 1,378.50, with a day’s low of GBX 1,372.50 and a volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock price saw profit booking from investors after surging to a high of GBX 1,436.50. The share price is down 2.16% since 1 December 2021.
  • 17 December 2021-Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Plc (LON: SMT): The closed-end equity mutual fund’s shares were down by over 2%, with a day’s low of GBX 1,322 and a volume of around 1.8 million shares. Stock prices declined following a sell-off at the Nasdaq composite index, which constitutes technology stocks. Scottish Mortgage Investment has stakes in major US tech companies.

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