FTSE 100 movers: Smurfit Kappa rallies; Berkeley slumps.

London’s FTSE 100 was up 0.2% at 8,203.91 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.

Smurfit Kappa Group

Source: Sharecast

Paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa was the top gainer after S&P Dow Jones Indices said on Tuesday that Smurfit WestRock - the new company formed through the merger of Smurfit and WestRock - would be included in its indices.

DS Smith also rose.

Vodafone was higher after saying it had raised €1.7bn through the sale of an 18% interest in Indus Towers in an accelerated bookbuild.

Housebuilder Berkeley slumped despite lifting its earnings outlook for the current financial year by 5% and unveiling plans to enter the London rental market.

Peers Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Barratt also fell.

FTSE 100 - Risers

Smurfit Kappa Group (CDI) (SKG) 3,740.00p 4.53%
Beazley (BEZ) 693.50p 1.84%
Smith (DS) (SMDS) 356.40p 1.71%
Centrica (CNA) 134.70p 1.43%
Anglo American (AAL) 2,420.50p 1.32%
Vodafone Group (VOD) 71.56p 1.30%
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) (IAG) 170.00p 1.16%
JD Sports Fashion (JD.) 119.15p 1.10%
NATWEST GROUP (NWG) 313.20p 0.97%
Severn Trent (SVT) 2,414.00p 0.96%

FTSE 100 - Fallers

Berkeley Group Holdings (The) (BKG) 4,790.00p -4.39%
Persimmon (PSN) 1,360.50p -3.13%
SEGRO (SGRO) 893.60p -2.74%
Taylor Wimpey (TW.) 143.75p -2.48%
Barratt Developments (BDEV) 470.10p -2.45%
Spirax Group (SPX) 8,490.00p -1.91%
Land Securities Group (LAND) 611.00p -1.61%
Scottish Mortgage Inv Trust (SMT) 884.20p -1.43%
Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) 2,232.00p -1.15%
Halma (HLMA) 2,626.00p -1.13%

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