ISEQ down again

The Irish Stock Exchange failed to gain ground once more today initial gains were wiped out by a late slump in market confidence.

The ISEQ index was down slightly, losing 16.60 to 3,037.79.

It was a mixed day for the financials, which is some comfort after the sustained hammering in recent weeks. Irish Life And Permanent (up 35c to €3.35) and Anglo Irish Bank (up 20c to €2.25) managed to show some decent gains. Bank of Ireland slumped again however, losing 29c to €2.71. Anglo Irish Bank was almost static, edging down 8c to €4.57.

There were some impressive gains elsewhere, with FBD the star of the Exchange, shooting up 69c to €11.39. The construction sector also enjoyed some positive sentiment, with Kingspan up 32c to €5.77, and CRH gaining 18c to €15.22.

The familiar losses pushed the ISEQ into the red however, with Kerry Group (down 62c to €18.38) leading the downward trend. Irish Continental Group (down 55c to €15.98) and United Drug (down 45c to €3) were also big fallers.

DCC completed the list of significant fallers, losing 31c to €12.40.

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