August 1, 2014

Vodafone shares help boost FTSE 100 for second day

Vodafone shares helped the FTSE 100 to achieve a gain for the second consecutive day as the telecoms stock posted a 3.7pc share price gain. On Thursday, Vodafone revealed confidence in improving revenues and added the most points to the FTSE 100 on the day.

Investors are attracted to Vodafone for its dividend yield and continued speculation of a takeover, despite the fact that AT&T ruled out an acquisition for the company in January.

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