Most U.K. stocks gained, after three days of rallies for the FTSE 100 Index, amid optimism that Greece will reach a deal with its creditors.
Sports Direct International Plc posted the biggest gain the benchmark after RBC Capital Markets raised its rating on the retailer. Johnson Matthey Plc rose 2.4 percent after Citigroup Inc. raised the stock to buy. Bunzl Plc lost 2.1 percent, the most since April, after saying slower growth in North America will weigh on growth in the first half.
The FTSE 100 added 0.1 percent to 6,385.74 at the close in London, with 64 stocks climbing. The broader FTSE All-Share Index rose 0.2 percent, while Ireland’s ISEQ Index added 0.8 percent.