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Persimmon Plc’s Decline Puts Pressure on FTSE 100 Index, Reports

FTSE 100 Dips as Persimmon Plc Leads Losses

FTSE 100 experiences a downturn

The FTSE 100 index faced a decline in Wednesday’s trading session, closing at 7,588.00, reflecting a decrease of 1.14%. This drop was primarily led by residential construction company Persimmon PLC, which witnessed a sharp fall of 6.74% in its shares. Despite challenges such as declining earnings per share and weak gross profit margins, Persimmon PLC holds more cash than debt on its balance sheet and has maintained dividend payments for 14 consecutive years. This stability could provide some reassurance amidst market volatility.

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Other significant losses in the market

Other notable companies that experienced significant losses include biotech firm AstraZeneca PLC and Barratt Developments PLC, with their shares dropping by 5.84% and 5.14% respectively. Taylor Wimpey PLC and CRH PLC also witnessed declines in their stocks, with decreases of 4.25% and 4.08% respectively.

Gains amidst the downturn

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Amidst the overall market decline, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC led the day’s gains with a share price rally of 1.33%. Whitbread PLC and Coca-Cola HBC AG also saw their shares increase by 1.29% and 0.85% respectively, while BT Group PLC and M&G PLC experienced increases of 0.81% and 0.76% respectively.

Pound’s performance and market data

The pound’s performance against the dollar and euro was mixed on Wednesday. The dollar rose to $91.04, while the yield on the UK 10-year gilt surged to 4.663%. The market data used in this article was sourced from Automated Insights using Dow Jones and FactSet data, adhering to market data terms of use.


In summary, the FTSE 100 experienced a downturn with Persimmon PLC leading the losses. Despite facing challenges, Persimmon PLC remains stable due to its strong financial position and consistent dividend payments. Other companies also witnessed significant losses, while a few managed to gain amidst the market decline. The pound’s performance against major currencies was mixed, and the market data used in this article was from reliable sources.

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