U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.11%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.11%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Beverage , Pharmaceuticals & Biotech and Food & Drug Retailers sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 1.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Experian PLC (LON: EXPN ), which rose 3.02% or 76.00 points to trade at 2594.00 at the close. AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) added 2.94% or 215.00 points to end at 7533.00 and Intertek Group PLC (LON: ITRK ) was up 2.87% or 156.00 points to 5584.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Micro Focus International PLC (LON: MCRO ), which lost 1.91% or 21.20 points to trade at 1087.60 in late trade. Marks and Spencer Group PLC (LON: MKS ) declined 1.38% or 2.65 points to end at 189.60 and Just Eat (LON: JE ) shed 1.27% or 10.00 points to 775.80.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1261 to 868 and 190 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.57% or 8.70 to $1538.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.58% or 0.32 to hit $54.78 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.11% or 0.66 to trade at $58.59 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.75% to 1.2065, while EUR/GBP rose 0.53% to 0.9094.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 98.947.

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