Updates from Persimmon and Wetherspoon

Adrian Holliday

Heavy retreats from RSA Insurance, down -6.27% to 121p and Persimmon, down -4.10% to 1215p, helped put the brakes on the FTSE 100 on Tuesday, down almost 17 points to 6,746. One bright spot was M&S, up +4.50% to 509p, despite disappointing newly-released clothes numbers.

The Dow Jones lost almost 21 points, ending the day at 15,618.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%