FTSE 100 slips on ex-dividend trading; Dr. Martens slumps

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      FTSE 100 down 0.1%, FTSE 250 flat 
    

  
       Nov 24 (Reuters) - The FTSE 100 slipped on Thursday,
weighed down by a host of stocks going ex-dividend, while shares
of Dr. Martens tumbled after the bootmaker warned of weaker
demand ahead of the busy Christmas season.
    The blue-chip FTSE 100  .FTSE  slipped 0.1%, with shares of
Vodafone  VOD.L , Imperial Brands  IMB.L  and National Grid
 NG.L  sliding as they traded without entitlement for dividend
payout.
    Overall, trading volumes were light as U.S. markets were
closed on account of the Thanksgiving holiday.
    The domestically focused FTSE 250 midcaps  .FTMC  was flat
by 0826 GMT, with shares of Dr. Martens  DOCS.L  tumbling 17.0%
after it warned that its annual core profit margin would be
lower than last year. 
 (Reporting by Shashwat Chauhan in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju
Samuel)
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