U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.36%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.36%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Fixed Line Telecommunications , Aerospace & Defense and Industrial Transportation sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 0.36% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON: RR ), which rose 14.68% or 17.14 points to trade at 133.89 at the close. BT Group PLC (LON: BT ) added 6.85% or 8.65 points to end at 135.00 and Flutter Entertainment PLC (LON: FLTRF ) was up 5.91% or 790.0 points to 14155.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tui AG (LON: TUIT ), which lost 5.63% or 27.10 points to trade at 454.40 in late trade. AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) declined 2.82% or 224.0 points to end at 7713.0 and Unilever PLC (LON: ULVR ) shed 2.41% or 106.0 points to 4293.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1257 to 1007 and 77 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.01% or 0.25 to $1830.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.07% or 0.03 to hit $45.31 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.17% or 0.08 to trade at $48.33 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.89% to 1.3481, while EUR/GBP fell 0.52% to 0.9015.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.54% at 90.627.

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