Weekly roundup of FTSE 100 risers and fallers (October 18- 22)

FTSE 100 showed a volatile trade in the passing week and remained in a narrow range on a weekly basis. Here we are giving the roundup of the top gainer and top loser of every day during the passing week.

18 October 2021

Top riser:

  • Hargreaves Lansdown Plc (LON: HL.): Shares of the wealth management firm was up by 2.55% at GBX 1,508, with a day’s high of GBX 1,511 and a volume of 0.69 million shares. The stock prices bounced back after last Friday’s fall of 1.70% following the announcement of its trading update for three months ended 30 September 2021. The company reported revenue of £142.2 million, with 23,000 new client additions during the period.

Top faller:

  • International Consolidated Airlines Group (LON: IAG): Shares of the passenger and cargo carrier was down by 3.94% at GBX 175.72, with a day’s low of GBX 172.16 and a volume of 46.57 million shares. The company’s stock price was down along with other airlines stocks. Investors’ fears that the airlines sector will continue to face a slowdown impacting revenues and profitability.

19 October 2021

Top riser:

  • Fresnillo Plc (LON: FRES): Shares of the precious metal and mining company was up by 2.85% at GBX 887.60, with a day’s high of GBX 888.60 and a volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock price moved higher following a rise in gold prices in the international market at USD 1,772/ounce. Fresnillo Plc is one of the largest gold and silver mining companies in the world.

Top faller:

  • International Consolidated Airlines Group (LON: IAG): Shares of the airlines company was down by 5.78% at GBX 165.56, with a day’s low of GBX 164.70 and a volume of 44.9 million shares. The stock continued seeing profit booking from investors for the second consecutive day and lost over 9% in two trading sessions.

20 October 2021

Top riser:

  • Vodafone Group Plc (LON: VOD): Shares of the telecom company was up by 2.38% at GBX 112, with a day’s high of GBX 112.50 and a volume of 57.5 million shares following the news of telecom company’s Indian unit has reached an agreement with the Indian government and accepted the four-year spectrum payment moratorium. The deferred payment option provides much-needed relief to the company.

Top faller:

  • International Consolidated Airlines Group (LON: IAG): Passenger airlines company stock was down by 4.87% at GBX 157.50, with a day’s low of GBX 156.04 and a volume of 93.52 million shares. The stock price declined for the third consecutive day following reports of hike in airports charges at Heathrow airport in the range of £24.50 to £34.40. IAG Group carries out its primary operations from Terminal 5 of Heathrow airport, and its major routes originate from the same airport.

21 October 2021

Top riser:

  • Halma Plc (LON: HLMA): Shares of the electronic equipment company was up by 2% at GBX 2,956, with a day’s high of GBX 2,973 and a volume of 0.84 million shares. The stock saw buying interest after an initial day low of GBX 2879. The stock price has been up by over 4.5% since 1 October 2021.

Top faller:

  • Rio Tinto Plc (LON: RIO): Shares of the metal and mining company was down by 4.84% at GBX 4,649, with a day’s low of GBX 4,649 and a volume of 4.52 million shares. The stock price was down along with other metal stocks after the Evergrande crisis returned to haunt the Chinese economy. China’s Evergrande Property was unable to sell its property service arm. The successful sale of the business would have provided much-needed capital to service its debt.

22 October 2021

Top riser:

  • Polymetal International Plc (LON: POLY): Shares of the precious metal and mining company was up by over 3%, with a day’s high of GBX 1,424.50 and a volume of over 1 million shares following a rise in gold prices in the international markets. The gold prices are up by over 1.82% at USD1814/ ounce.

Top faller:

  • London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LON: LSEG): Shares of the exchange operator was down by over 5%, with a day’s low of GBX 7,532 and a volume of over 0.5 million shares after announcing its third-quarter trading update. The company expects muted earnings growth in the last quarter of 2021, which led to profit booking in the stock.

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