London’s FTSE 100 was flat at 6,880.73 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Housebuilders were among the top gainers, rebounding from recent heavy losses on concerns about the impact of rising interest rates. Barratt Developments, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey all gained.
Elsewhere, JD Sports advanced after saying it has struck a “connected partnership” with footwear giant Nike that will give the group’s customers “unprecedented access” to select member-only shoes and apparel.
On the downside, Barclays fell after it agreed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to pay $361m after control failures led it to sell $17.7bn of securities it was not allowed to issue.
FTSE 100 – Risers
Unite Group (UTG) 857.00p 5.46%
Barratt Developments (BDEV) 339.90p 5.10%
Persimmon (PSN) 1,228.00p 4.38%
SEGRO (SGRO) 748.00p 4.32%
Land Securities Group (LAND) 523.20p 4.06%
Berkeley Group Holdings (The) (BKG) 3,286.00p 3.82%
M&G (MNG) 165.70p 3.66%
Pearson (PSON) 867.60p 3.41%
Taylor Wimpey (TW.) 87.98p 3.41%
Dechra Pharmaceuticals (DPH) 2,610.00p 3.41%
FTSE 100 – Fallers
BAE Systems (BA.) 798.20p -3.25%
Unilever (ULVR) 3,978.00p -2.51%
JD Sports Fashion (JD.) 97.46p -2.30%
Ocado Group (OCDO) 458.50p -2.30%
Entain (ENT) 1,074.00p -2.10%
Reckitt Benckiser Group (RKT) 6,000.00p -1.99%
Haleon (HLN) 275.15p -1.82%
Centrica (CNA) 70.86p -1.74%
Barclays (BARC) 142.30p -1.63%
Glencore (GLEN) 478.65p -1.55%