U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 1.01%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 1.01%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Food & Drug Retailers , Oil Equipment Services & Distribution and Software & Computer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 1.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Old Mutual Ltd (LON: OMU ), which rose 2.38% or 2.56 points to trade at 110.20 at the close. Vodafone Group PLC (LON: VOD ) added 1.72% or 2.18 points to end at 129.30 and Capita PLC (LON: CPI ) was up 1.30% or 1.40 points to 109.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tesco PLC (LON: TSCO ), which lost 5.21% or 12.40 points to trade at 225.80 in late trade. Provident Financial PLC (LON: PFG ) declined 4.85% or 22.90 points to end at 449.70 and Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON: HIK ) shed 4.84% or 84.00 points to 1650.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1566 to 524 and 265 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.29% or 3.65 to $1280.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.29% or 0.76 to hit $58.38 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.63% or 1.12 to trade at $67.55 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.27% to 1.2617, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8821.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 98.060.

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