U.K. Stocks Gain After Two-Day Slump as Unilever Shares Advance

U.K. stocks rose to snap a two-day losing streak, helped by a rally in Unilever.

The maker of Hellmann’s mayonnaise posted the biggest gains in the benchmark FTSE 100 Index, adding 2.1 percent, after reporting second-quarter sales growth that beat estimates. Aberdeen Asset Management Plc slumped 5.5 percent after reporting about $15.5 billion of net outflows in the three months to June. Ashtead Group Plc fell for a fourth day.

The FTSE 100 added 0.3 percent to 6,683.76 at 8:42 a.m. in London. The FTSE All-Share Index rose 0.2 percent, while Ireland’s ISEQ Index gained 0.5 percent.