Weekly roundup of FTSE 100 risers and fallers (July 26-30)

FTSE 100 managed to end the week ended 30 July in positive territory, but it was a tumultuous week. Here we are giving the recap of gainers and losers of every day during the passing week.

26 July 2021

Top riser

  • International Consolidated Airlines Group (LON: IAG): The passenger airlines company’s stock was up by 4.59% at GBX 176.20, with a day’s high of GBX 176.20 and volume of 34.68 million shares, as investor anticipates revival in passenger air traffic because of pent-up travel demand and significant fall in the new cases of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom.

Top faller

  • Unilever Plc (LON: ULVR): The stock of a multinational FMCG company went down by 2.73% and closed at GBX 4,031, with a day low of GBX 4,030.50 and a volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock continues to witness selling pressure from investors since its result announcement last week; the company has cut down its full-year operating margin guidance due to a rise in commodity prices. The share price is down by over 6% since the result announcement on 22 July 2021.

27 July 2021

Top riser

  • Croda International Plc (LON: CRDA): Shares of the speciality chemicals company were up by 5.62%, closing the day at GBX 8,266, with a day’s high of GBX 8,392 and a volume of 0.60 million shares after the company reported excellent growth during the first six months of 2021. The company’s sale was up by 38.8% at £934 million, while the operating profit was up by 41.9% at £218.5 million.

Top faller

  • Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON: RKT): Shares of consumer goods manufacturers were down by 8.43%, closing at GBX 5,700, with a day low of GBX 5,601 and a volume of 4.4 million. The company’s share saw a sell-off by investors after it reported an 8% decline in net revenue during the second quarter of 2021.

28 July 2021

Top riser

  • Fresnillo Plc (LON: FRES): Stock of metal and mining company was up by 6.95%, closing the day at GBX 806.40, with a day’s high of GBX 810.20 and a volume of 1.36 million shares after the company reported higher production output during the second quarter of 2021. The company’s management has a positive outlook and is on track to achieve full-year guidance.

Top faller

  • Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON: RKT): Stock of consumer goods manufacturer went down by 3.18% and closed at GBX 5,519, with a day’s low of GBX 5496 and volume of 4.61 million. Investors continue to book profit in the stock after a decline in the company’s net revenue during the second quarter of 2021. The stock is down over 11% since the result announcement on 27 July 2021.

29 July 2021

Top riser

  • Rentokil Initial Plc (LON: RTO): Shares of the multinational pest control service provider was up by 6.75%, closing the day at GBX 563, with a day’s high of GBX 567.60 and a volume of 10.95 million shares after the company’s core business reported 13.3% growth in revenue along with that the company declared an interim dividend of 209p per share.

Top faller

  • BT Group Plc (LON: BT. A): Shares of the telecom service provider was down by 6.55% at GBX 171.90, with a day’s low of GBX 167.40 and a volume of 55.2 million shares after the company reported a decline in revenue during the three months ended 30 June 2021. The company’s profit after tax was down to £2 million from £448 million during the same period last year due to a one-off tax charge in this quarter to reflects the re-measurement of deferred tax balances.

30 July 2021

Top riser

  • Rightmove Plc (LON: RMV): Share of the property listing company was up by over 4%, with a day’s high of GBX 709.80 and a volume of over 1.7 million shares after the company reported a 58% rise in half-yearly revenue at £149.9 million and announced an interim dividend of 3.0p per share for its shareholder.

Top faller

  • Intertek Group Plc (LON: ITRK): Shares of the industrial service provider were down by around 7%, with a day’s low of GBX 5024 and a volume of over 0.6 million shares after the company reported a 1% drop in revenue at £1317.6 million. Investors anticipate that the company’s full-year forecast would further edge downward, because of which the stock saw a sell-off.

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