Investors looked to diversify their portfolios in the last week, with buying very much on the agenda.
In the week to Tuesday 31 January, investors' buy to sells ratio was 1.6:1, with the FTSE 100 index ending at 5,681.61 having gained just under 2% in the first month of 2012.
Tesco headed the buys table for the third week in succession, while the UK's banks also made their customary performance.
Many investors also looked to sell off their shares in the banks.
Meanwhile, Royal Bank of Scotland Group was the second most sold off equity, with Barclays the fourth most sold off stock.
There were a number of new entries across the buys and sells tables in the week
Meanwhile, Premier Foods was the highest new entry in the sells table, in fifth, as the company prepared to launch a major advertising campaign following its announcement of jobs cut last week.
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