Associated British Foods PLC (ABF.L)
* Associated British Foods gains on rating hike (Adds detail, updates closing prices)
* FTSE 100 index ends 0.8 percent lower * End-of-month positioning sees FTSE drop in final minutes * Weir gains as Credit Suisse boosts forecasts * Associated British Foods up on Goldman upgrade (Recasts, adds closing prices) By Alistair Smout LONDON, May 29 - Britain's top share index fell sharply late on Friday as U.S. stocks dropped, taking the shine off May's gains. The FTSE 100 index had fallen 56.49 points, or 0.8 percent at 6,984.43 by the close. The ma
LONDON, May 29 - European shares fell on Friday, setting them on course for a weekly loss, as investors were unnerved by conflicting signals from Greece's debt talks and data showing private loan growth in the euro zone stalled last month.
* Blue-chip FTSE 100 index flat * Weir gains as Credit Suisse boosts forecasts * Associated British Foods up on Goldman upgrade * UK Gfk survey hits other consumer staples (Adds details) By Alistair Smout LONDON, May 29 - Britain's top share index steadied on Friday, consolidating a strong monthly performance in May and outperforming European shares, with support from Associated British Foods and Weir Group after broker upgrades. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index w
* Blue-chip FTSE 100 index up 0.2 pct * Associated British Foods up on Goldman upgrade * UK Gfk Survey hit other consumer staples * Weir gains as Credit Suisse boosts forecasts (Recasts, adds detail, quote, fresh prices) By Alistair Smout and Atul Prakash LONDON, May 29 - Britain's top share index rose on Friday, capping a strong monthly performance in May, with gains led by Associated British Foods and Weir Group after broker upgrades. The blue-chip FTSE 100
LONDON, May 29 - Britain's top share index fell on Friday, with an unexpected drop in consumer morale in the United Kingdom and uncertainty regarding Greece's debt situation prompting investors to trim their trading positions.
* Associated British Foods falls after results (Updates with closing prices)
* Associated British Foods falls after results (Adds quote, fresh prices)
* Associated British Foods falls after results (Adds detail, updates prices)
* Shares down 2.4 pct, top FTSE 100 index faller (Adds details, CEO, analyst comment, shares)
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