National Grid leads utilities higher but Next and miners drag down FTSE

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  1. Lily

    Lily Forum Member

    Aug 29, 2015
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    Markets hit by retail and commodity falls ahead of the long weekend

    It has not exactly been a calm run-in to the Easter break.

    On the last trading day before the long weekend, shares are sharply lower after disappointing comments from Next about the outlook and a fall in commodity companies as the dollar strenghtens.

    We have long been fans of National Grid, which continues to see a good level of progress and an improving outlook for its operations in the US. It has an attractive dividend yield of around 4.65%, and the dividend is set to grow at least in line with inflation.

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