Guinness
The Tipperary is London's oldest Irish pub and pulls one of the city's best pints of Guinness.IBT

Word that Brazilian billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann may make a bid for alcohol producer Diageo ­- makers of Guinness, Smirnoff vodka and Tanqueray gin - pushed the company's stock to the height of the FTSE 100 Monday 8 June.

By the end of the day, the world's largest spirit producer's stock rose 6.7%. Rumours of the bid, however, remain unconfirmed after being published in Brazilian news magazine Veja last Friday.

Royal Mail also continued to perform well rising 1.48% on news that the government's remaining 30% publicly held interest in the company will be sold off.

After closing out at a two-month low of 6,804.60 last week, the FTSE 100 dropped slightly to 6,790.04, -0.21% overall.

Among the worst performers Monday was biopharmaceutical maker Shire, which dropped 2.75% despite an "outperform" rating from analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein, and other positive "buy" indicators, last Friday.

The stumbling block was a report that appeared in The Sunday Times that the company is considering an $18bn takeover of Swiss biopharmaceutical makers Actelion.

FTSE 100 biggest risers

  • DGE Diageo Plc +119.50 (+6.79%) 1,880.00
  • RMG Royal Mail Plc +7.30 (+1.48%) 500.00
  • TUI TUI AG +14.00 (+1.20%) 1,184.00
  • SVT Severn Trent Plc +24.00 (+1.13%) 2,154.00
  • WOS Wolseley Plc +42.00 (+1.05%) 4,046.00

FTSE 100 biggest fallers

  • SHP Shire Plc -150.00 (-2.75%) 5,305.00
  • GKN GKN Plc -9.10 (-2.48%) 357.80
  • STJ St James's Place Plc -17.50 (-1.94) 884.00
  • IAG International Consolidated Airlines Group SA -9.50 (-1.79%) 520.50
  • BLT BHP Billiton Plc -19.00 (-1.43%) 1,308.00

FTSE AIM 100 biggest risers

  • VLS Velocys Plc +9.38 (+6.17%) 161.25
  • FDP First Derivatives Plc +60.00 (+4.65%) 1,350.00
  • GAMA Gamma Communications Ltd +10.00 (+3.64%) 285.00
  • UTW Utilitywise Plc +9.50 (+3.62%) 272.00
  • HVO hVIVO Plc +8.25 (+2.95%) 288.00

FTSE AIM 100 biggest fallers

  • RWS RWS Holdings Plc -7.25 (-5.36%) 128.00
  • AMER Amerisur Resources Plc -1.50 (-4.44%) 32.25
  • YNGA Young & Co's Brewery Plc -50.00 (-3.85%) 1,250.00
  • TEF Telford Homes -18.25 (-3.78%) 464.00
  • MPE M P Evans Group Plc -15.00 (-3.42%) 423.50