U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.06%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.06%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil Equipment Services & Distribution , Industrial Transportation and Industrial Engineering sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ), which rose 1.90% or 8.40 points to trade at 450.00 at the close. Halma PLC (LON: HLMA ) added 1.46% or 29.00 points to end at 2019.00 and Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON: HIK ) was up 1.37% or 27.00 points to 2004.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kingfisher PLC (LON: KGF ), which lost 3.15% or 6.35 points to trade at 195.15 in late trade. Burberry Group PLC (LON: BRBY ) declined 2.53% or 55.00 points to end at 2120.00 and 3I Group PLC (LON: III ) shed 2.20% or 25.00 points to 1113.50.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1143 to 985 and 212 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.08% or 1.15 to $1514.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.25% or 1.33 to hit $57.77 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 2.15% or 1.39 to trade at $63.16 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.09% to 1.2489, while EUR/GBP rose 0.05% to 0.8859.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.887.

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