UK stocks : FTSE 100 adds 0.2 pct
Glencore gained 1.6 percent, with both stocks trading over double their average 90-day volume.Technical analysts at Day By Day saw more upside to Xstrata shares up until strong resistance at 1,069 pence, with support at 940p.At the close, Britain's FTSE 100 was up 10.44, or 0.2 percent, at 5,748.10, despite hitting an intraday low of 5,706.70 in morning trading.While the materials sector was supported by Xstrata and Glencore, other main gainers were defensive sectors.Telecoms led sectoral risers, pulled up by heavyweight Vodafone, which rose 1.1 percent. It added 3.5 points to the index, the most by a single contributor."It's got an 8 percent yield, and the fact that it's one of the outperformers today I think is quite telling, that people are starting to feel comfortable with it again," Nick Xanders, head of European equity strategy at brokerage BTIG, said.The stock had lost 18.8 percent in three months between the
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