to set a specific target.
In contrast, pump-maker Weir added 7.5 percent after pledging "single digit revenue growth" this year, posting forecast-beating results for 2012 and raising dividends.
"It's more of a bottom-up, stock picking market," said Chris White, UK equity fund manager at Premier Asset Management.
"My approach would be to avoid companies which are too cyclical ... I like companies that I feel are able to deliver whatever the weather," he added, noting insurer Legal & General and supermarket retailer Tesco among the potentially attractive stocks. ($1 = 0.7649 euros)