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Dunelm sitting pretty as shares rise


Dunelm shares rose by 5% in early trading on Wednesday after it revealed its like-for-like sales went up by 9.3% in the 13 weeks to 30 September.That made the home furniture retailer the biggest riser on the FTSE 250, which overall dropped 15 points to 20131.28 at just before 09:00 BST.The FTSE 100 also dropped first thing and was down four points at 7533.76.Packaging company Mondi was the index’s biggest early loser with its shares falling by just over 8%.Hospital equipment supplier Smith & Nephew’s shares went up by 3% with shares in EasyJet and Whitbread among other early risers.There was a 6.5% fall in the shares of Provident Financial, the parent company of Vanquis Bank, which was fined £75,000 on Tuesday for sending nuisance texts and emails.On the currency markets, the pound was little changed against the dollar at $1.3206 and was slightly lower against the euro at €1.1156.
Source: BBC