Shares within the proprietor of Superdry jumped in early commerce because it reported an enormous rise in earnings and plans for standalone sports activities shops.
Supergroup stated it will develop its Superdry sportswear enterprise by means of “outlets in outlets, franchise retailers and an prolonged on-line presence”.
Its feedback got here because it reported a 53% rise in full-year pre-tax earnings to £84.8m, with gross sales up 27% to £752m.
Shares within the FTSE 250 firm rose greater than 6%.
The benchmark FTSE 100 share index managed a small rebound, rising 30.96 factors to 7,343.68, having fallen for many of final week. For June as a complete, the index had recorded its worst month-to-month loss since September 2015.
Mining giants Glencore and Anglo American had been the most important risers on the FTSE 100, each up greater than 2%, whereas shares in HSBC rose 1.eight%.
On the forex markets, the pound dipped again beneath $1.30, slipping zero.2% to $1.2996. In opposition to the euro it was unchanged at 1.1410 euros.