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United Carpets rolls out higher half-year profits

Friday 19 Dec 2014

People have been buying more carpets as the British housing market recovered, helping floor covering retailer United Carpets to roll out higher profits.

World markets

FTSE 100 | 6545.27 | +79.27
FTSE 100 Chart
FTSE 250 | 15888.91 | +156.20
FTSE 250 Chart
Dow Jones I.A. | 17804.80 | +26.65
Dow Jones I.A. Chart
Xetra DAX | 9786.96 | -24.10
Xetra DAX Chart
CAC 40 | 4241.65 | -7.84
CAC 40 Chart


Name Value Today Change Change %
FTSE 100 6545 79.27 1.23
FTSE 250 15889 156.20 0.99
FTSE 350 3579 42.05 1.19
FTSE Small Cap 4318 31.12 0.73
FTSE All-Share 3516 40.78 1.17
FTSE Fledgling 6727 9.55 0.14
techMARK 100 3459 10.35 0.30
FTSE AIM All-Share 692 3.49 0.51
FTSE AIM 50 3405 31.01 0.92
FTSE AIM 100 3045 14.25 0.47
CAC 40 4242 -7.84 -0.18
FTSE MIB Index 18984 -77.16 -0.40
Xetra DAX 9787 -24.10 -0.25
AEX Index 418 1.93 0.46
BEL 20 3279 30.07 0.93
S&P 500 2071 9.42 0.46
Dow Jones I.A. 17805 26.65 0.15
Nasdaq 100 4282 14.009 0.33


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Name Price %
Afren 47.57p +15.24
Centamin (DI) 58.20p +13.67
Nostrum Oil & Gas 420.00p +10.53
IP Group 227.90p +9.36
Soco International 308.70p +8.13
Bwin.party Digital Entertainment 118.00p +7.76
Name Price %
Serco Group 153.00p -7.72
Polymetal International 550.00p -6.46
Bank of Georgia Holdings 1,889.00p -4.93
TUI AG Reg Shs (Post- 16/12/14)(DI) 1,073.00p -3.25
Ashmore Group 275.80p -2.72
Beazley 275.20p -2.38
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