August 20, 2014

Kingfisher and easyJet updates help boost FTSE 100

Increases in the price of Kingfisher shares as well as easyJet shares helped the FTSE 100 to close up higher by a total of 84.50 points.

easyJet’s share price ended Tuesday up by 3.68pc as the budget airline upgraded its first-half outlook by 25pc.

Kingfisher shares were the top FTSE 100 risers for the day after it announced it would return £200m to shareholders after it met profit forecasts. Kingfisher’s share price closed up by 5.98pc.

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