The ISEQ index of Irish shares inched down 4.40 points to 3,027.98 today.
The financials all did well. Allied Irish Banks led the way, climbing 12c to €1.35. Both Irish Life and Permanent and Bank of Ireland climbed 9c to finish on €3.16 and €1.44 respectively.
The biggest gain came for Icon, which soared 75c to €15.75. Irish Continental Group (up 40c to €14.20) and Paddy Power (up 20c to €24.20) both did well.
There were some significant losses elsewhere however. CRH slid 29c to €19.20. DCC was down 11c to €19.67 and FBD lost 10c to €6.68.