Ex-dividend trading weighed on shares of National Grid and Vodafone on Wednesday, but Dr. Martens rose more than 20% after the footwear giant raised its annual sales projection.
National Grid and Vodafone both fell 4.3 percent and 3.0 percent, respectively, as the blue-chip FTSE 100 (.FTSE) lost 1.0 percent after a five-session winning run.
The FTMC (domestically focused midcap index) fell 0.7 percent.
The FTSE 100 closed out May with a 0.8% gain, boosted by commodity stocks as oil prices gained on the prospect of a European Union ban on Russian oil.
Dr. Martens soared after the company gave an upbeat annual revenue growth forecast, underpinned by price hikes made in response to soaring inflation and stronger sales of its shoes and boots.
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