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FTSE 100 Movers: BG rising as Reckitt Benckiser falls

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FTSE 100 Movers: BG rising as Reckitt Benckiser falls

Tue, 25 October 2011
BG Group Quote more

Price: 1,212.00

Chg: 7.00

Chg %: 0.58%

Date: 16:39

FTSE 100 Quote

Price: 6,821.46 Chg: 23.31 Chg %: 0.34% Date: 16:35

Oil and gas giant BG Group was soaring high after announcing that it has raised its liquefied natural gas (LNG) operating profit guidance for 2011 after the division outperformed its expectations in the third quarter.

BP was hot on its heels after promising to build a "stronger and safer" company, as it plans to sell off more low-returning assets and invest in higher-growth opportunities.

ARM wasn't far behind, having seen revenues grow 20% in the third quarter of 2011 compared to the same period of 2010. Sterling revenues rose to £120.2m from £100.4m the year before.

Meanwhile, shares in Reckitt Benckiser took a tumble on Tuesday after its chief executive warned of slower growth in its pharmaceuticals division.

In a report on its third quarter results CEO Rakesh Kapoor admitted that year-on-year growth is likely to slow in the fourth quarter as it nears the anniversary of the SSL International acquisition.

FTSE 100 - Risers
BG Group (BG.) 1,383.50p +4.26%
BP (BP.) 454.40p +3.72%
ARM Holdings (ARM) 592.50p +2.95%
Capita Group (CPI) 734.50p +2.87%
Rolls-Royce Group (RR.) 720.00p +2.13%
Burberry Group (BRBY) 1,271.00p +2.01%bg.
Vedanta Resources (VED) 1,248.00p +1.55%
Resolution Ltd. (RSL) 281.10p +1.41%
Weir Group (WEIR) 1,864.00p +1.14%
Essar Energy (ESSR) 293.30p +0.96%

FTSE 100 - Fallers
Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB.) 3,281.00p -4.79%
Lonmin (LMI) 1,062.00p -4.50%
ICAP (IAP) 410.20p -3.98%
British Land Co (BLND) 502.00p -3.55%
Barclays (BARC) 180.60p -3.27%
Hammerson (HMSO) 396.50p -3.13%
Antofagasta (ANTO) 1,144.00p -2.89%
Glencore International (GLEN) 407.15p -2.80%
BHP Billiton (BLT) 1,942.00p -2.71%
Capital Shopping Centres Group (CSCG) 330.50p -2.65%

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FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Reed Elsevier 980.00 4.37 17:05
Carnival 2,183.00 2.34 17:07
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 342.90 2.27 17:01
HSBC Holdings 621.00 2.26 17:01
Barclays 214.50 1.68 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Kingfisher 308.50 -8.18 17:07
easyJet 1,333.00 -4.99 17:09
Petrofac Ltd. 1,152.00 -3.76 17:09
Fresnillo 919.00 -2.29 16:39
Admiral Group 1,507.00 -2.14 16:49