Travel-related stocks were topping gainers on the Footsie on Tuesday, helped by continued good news around the health of the US President and as regards a fourth government stimulus package Stateside.
Rolls Royce shares were in the lead, extending a bounce from their year-to-date lows.
The day before, the engine manufacturer had announced plans to sell five and seven-year debt to raise at least £1bn in gross proceeds as part of its recapitalisation plans.
Nevertheless, travel-related stocks including IAG or InterContinental Hotels Group were close behind.
Other cyclical stocks including that of lenders such as Barclays and NatWest Group or Big Oil names BP and Shell were all higher.
FTSE 100 (UKX) 5,942.59 -0.01%
FTSE 100 – Risers
Rolls-Royce Holdings (RR.) 144.90p 17.42%
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) (IAG) 97.80p 6.84%
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 4,320.00p 5.93%
Whitbread (WTB) 2,306.00p 5.34%
Barclays (BARC) 103.90p 4.47%
British Land Company (BLND) 367.80p 4.34%
Informa (INF) 415.20p 3.77%
NATWEST GROUP PLC ORD 100P (NWG) 115.00p 3.70%
BT Group (BT.A) 103.90p 3.59%
Melrose Industries (MRO) 127.95p 3.56%
FTSE 100 – Fallers
Ocado Group (OCDO) 2,466.00p -7.57%
Rentokil Initial (RTO) 523.40p -3.57%
Croda International (CRDA) 6,126.00p -3.16%
Intertek Group (ITRK) 6,232.00p -2.72%
Pennon Group (PNN) 1,032.50p -2.59%
Polymetal International (POLY) 1,651.00p -2.39%
London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) 8,996.00p -2.39%
Experian (EXPN) 2,933.00p -2.20%
Antofagasta (ANTO) 980.80p -2.16%
JD Sports Fashion (JD.) 777.00p -2.14%