WESTBURY stood as proudly as the Great Britain's greatest Briton on the day of his triumph, after its share price shot up 17.1% to 288p by close of play last week. Other impressive performers in the sector were WILSON CONNOLLY, WILSON BOWDEN, BERKELEY, BELLWAY and GALLIFORD TRY, whose share prices all experienced double-digit percentage growth.
Another strong performer was AMEC. Its announcement that a Shell joint venture in the USA had been awarded a £141m engineering, project management and construction services contract on the Russian front boosted its shares 9.9% to 186.75p.
MORGAN SINDALL was shot down on Tuesday after it released its annual results. Battle-hardened traders spotted trouble in its pre-tax profit of £15.5m, having expected £18.6m. Morgan Sindall had correctly omitted £3.1m of goodwill, but the market blasted the company down 13%. Once the mistake was noted, its shares rallied, closing about 30p up at 204p.