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Engineering and construction shares volatile amid market chaos

Shares in major engineering and construction firms have fluctuated today, but with many recovering initial losses.

The FTSE 250 was up 1% following early losses of around 4% at opening.

The market is now awaiting the opening of the markets on Wall Street, as a public holiday postponed trading yesterday, when Asian shares registered large falls.

In early trading, Atkins recovered early losses to remain unchanged, while Scott Wilson had fallen 7.5% on early trading but had not recovered. WSP had fallen more than 2%.

Balfour Beatty, Alfred McAlpine, Serco and Carillion were up between 1-2%. Arriva had recouped early losses and Drax group was unchanged.

Galliford Try had gained 5%, Travis Perkins more than 3%.

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