Updates from Stagecoach and Northgate

Adrian Holliday

The FTSE 100 saw a 13.4 point loss yesterday, drifting to 6,787. Ashtead Group took the biggest dip, down 3.16% to 827p while Sports Direct International was also hit, down 3% to 720p. However easyJet shares lifted almost 4% to 1479p despite imminent French air control trouble; Shire also lifted strongly, up 2.35% to 4404p.

Elsewhere, the Dow Jones took a 119 point hit - its worst performance in a month - down -0.70% to 16,811 on weaker global economic sentiment. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%