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3 Shares the FTSE Should Beat Today

Alan Oscroft
November 16, 2012

LONDON -- The FTSE 100 (INDEX: ^FTSE  ) is still on the way down today, dropping 1.1% to 5,615 points at the time of writing. The fall is mostly down to the gloomy news coming from Europe of recession, but one thing we have learned in recent years is that the best time to buy shares is when they're down.

Of course, individual company shares often fall for good reasons. Here are three that are sliding and look set to lag the FTSE today/

Melrose (LSE: MRO.L  )
Melrose shares crashed this morning, falling 11.6% to 209 pence after the firm warned of an uncertain outlook for 2013. The FTSE 100 engineering group told us of a slow