U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.41%
Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Industrial Metals & Mining , Gas, Water & Multiutilities and Industrial Engineering sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.41%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were BAE Systems PLC (LON: BAES ), which rose 3.58% or 21.20 points to trade at 614.00 at the close. Antofagasta PLC (LON: ANTO ) added 2.71% or 25.60 points to end at 970.80 and United Utilities Group PLC (LON: UU ) was up 2.53% or 24.00 points to 971.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included NMC Health PLC (LON: NMC ), which lost 6.89% or 93.00 points to trade at 1256.50 in late trade. Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY ) declined 2.64% or 1.59 points to end at 58.74 and Flutter Entertainment PLC (LON: FLTRF ) shed 2.02% or 190.00 points to 9210.00.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1200 to 956 and 203 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.62% or 9.65 to $1550.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.97% or 0.57 to hit $58.47 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.77% or 0.50 to trade at $64.48 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.50% to 1.2994, while EUR/GBP rose 0.72% to 0.8575.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 97.050.
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