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FTSE 250 movers: Qinetiq tumbles; Darktrace rallies again

London’s FTSE 250 was 0.9% higher at 22,848.65 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Cyber defence firm Darktrace was in the black for the second day in a row after upgrading its revenue guidance on Wednesday.

Grainger was trading up after the private property rental company reported a rebound in performance in the second half of its fiscal year, with lettings at 94% as Covid restrictions were lifted.

Going the other way, Qinetiq tumbled after the defence technology company warned that technical and supply chain issues on a large complex programme could lead to a one-off write down to its short-term guidance.

Domino’s Pizza fell even as it posted a jump in third-quarter sales and announced plans to create 8,000 jobs.

Elsewhere, Close Brothers lost ground as it traded without entitlement to the dividend.

FTSE 250 – Risers

Darktrace (DARK) 965.50p 6.74%
Harbour Energy (HBR) 379.40p 6.10%
Trustpilot Group (TRST) 380.00p 4.97%
Elementis (ELM) 135.20p 4.81%
Baltic Classifieds Group (BCG) 208.00p 4.52%
easyJet (EZJ) 633.40p 4.14%
Grainger (GRI) 308.80p 4.04%
Man Group (EMG) 226.80p 3.94%
Diversified Energy Company (DEC) 106.80p 3.89%
Centamin (DI) (CEY) 102.45p 3.78%

FTSE 250 – Fallers

QinetiQ Group (QQ.) 287.40p -12.70%
Domino’s Pizza Group (DOM) 371.80p -3.68%
Close Brothers Group (CBG) 1,496.00p -2.73%
C&C Group (CDI) (CCR) 245.20p -2.31%
SSP Group (SSPG) 260.90p -1.70%
Hill & Smith Holdings (HILS) 1,734.00p -1.48%
AO World (AO.) 147.80p -1.40%
Fidelity Emerging Markets Limited Ptg NPV (FEML) 853.00p -1.27%
PureTech Health (PRTC) 350.50p -1.27%
JTC (JTC) 785.00p -1.26%

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