U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.62%
Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Pharmaceuticals & Biotech , Electrical and Support Services sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 1.62%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Ferguson PLC (LON: FERG ), which rose 6.70% or 344.00 points to trade at 5478.00 at the close. GlaxoSmithKline PLC (LON: GSK ) added 4.88% or 62.8 points to end at 1351.0 and Shire PLC (LON: SHP ) was up 3.94% or 116.50 points to 3070.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON: HIK ), which lost 1.95% or 22.50 points to trade at 1134.00 in late trade. Hammerson PLC (LON: HMSO ) declined 1.79% or 9.80 points to end at 538.80 and Next PLC (LON: NXT ) shed 1.60% or 78.00 points to 4797.00.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1239 to 719 and 128 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.82% or 11.10 to $1343.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $65.56 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.17 to trade at $69.69 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.49% to 1.4158, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8768.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 88.92.
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