U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.34%
Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Beverage , Food & Drug Retailers and Pharmaceuticals & Biotech sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 0.34%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Intu Properties PLC (LON: INTUP ), which rose 12.55% or 22.30 points to trade at 200.00 at the close. Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (LON: RB ) added 3.75% or 243.00 points to end at 6714.00 and Old Mutual Ltd (LON: OMU ) was up 3.16% or 3.82 points to 124.68 in late trade.
Biggest losers included EasyJet PLC (LON: EZJ ), which lost 6.32% or 72.00 points to trade at 1068.00 in late trade. Barratt Developments PLC (LON: BDEV ) declined 4.39% or 22.60 points to end at 491.60 and Taylor Wimpey PLC (LON: TW ) shed 3.81% or 6.00 points to 151.40.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1286 to 756 and 319 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.01% or 0.10 to $1230.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.01% or 0.69 to hit $69.34 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.14% or 0.90 to trade at $80.19 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.18% to 1.3041, while EUR/GBP rose 0.38% to 0.8831.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 95.42.
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