U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.38%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.38%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Forestry & Paper , Technology Hardware & Equipment and Support Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were SABMiller PLC (LON: SAB ), which rose 1.59% or 67.00 points to trade at 4286.00 at the close. Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (LON: RBS ) added 1.47% or 3.400 points to end at 235.000 and Vodafone Group PLC (LON: VOD ) was up 1.30% or 2.9500 points to 229.7500 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Travis Perkins PLC (LON: TPK ), which lost 4.62% or 86.00 points to trade at 1774.00 in late trade. Ashtead Group PLC (LON: AHT ) declined 4.01% or 34.00 points to end at 814.50 and G4S PLC (LON: GFS ) shed 3.62% or 7.10 points to 189.20.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1189 to 875 and 470 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was up 0.73% or 9.00 to $1235.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 3.01% or 1.25 to hit $40.25 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 2.62% or 1.15 to trade at $42.69 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.51% to 1.4226, while EUR/GBP fell 0.18% to 0.7945.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.38% at 94.58.

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