Reuters, the information group, was the best performing blue chip, surging 65p to a 967.5p peak following investment meetings.
IN BUSY trading - turnover topped 1.1 billion - shares moved ahead with the less fashionable non-Footsie stocks making the running. The blue chip Footsie index ended 3.8 points higher at 6,241.5. At one time it was down 69.1. The supporting indices were much stronger with the mid cap up 33.3 to 5,409 and the small cap 11.2 to 2,334.