Shares of construction products maker Marshalls saw their best one-day climb in nearly a year, while the broader U.K. stock market inched higher.
Marshalls reported that sales in January and February rose 7%, and orders climbed by 12%.
“Despite wider market uncertainty, the underlying indicators in our main growth markets of new build housing, road, rail and water management remain positive,” the company said.
The broader FTSE 100 UKX,
Pharmaceutical AstraZeneca AZN,