Updates from Kingfisher, Severn Trent & Tate & Lyle

Adrian Holliday

Just a 6.28 point rise for the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, to 6,851.2. Smith & Nephew was the biggest riser, up 4.25% to 993.50p while the LSE saw a 2.57% climb to 1955p. Hargreaves Lansdown shares rose 2.18% to 1216p. The biggest overall loser yesterday though was Royal Mail, down 2.73% to 516p as competitive pressure concern grows.

Over in the US the Dow Jones slipped 42.32 points to 16,633 as the bond market picked up. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%