U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.32%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.32%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas Producers , Food & Drug Retailers and Aerospace & Defense sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 1.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Ocado Group PLC (LON: OCDO ), which rose 8.61% or 196.00 points to trade at 2471.00 at the close. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) added 4.83% or 46.6 points to end at 1012.0 and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON: RR ) was up 4.77% or 3.40 points to 74.72 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Avast PLC (LON: AVST ), which lost 3.75% or 17.80 points to trade at 456.60 in late trade. NatWest Group PLC (LON: NWG ) declined 3.26% or 4.05 points to end at 120.20 and Auto Trader Group Plc (LON: AUTOA ) shed 2.66% or 15.40 points to 563.60.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1225 to 1036 and 51 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.82% or 15.45 to $1895.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.53% or 0.19 to hit $35.98 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.50% or 0.19 to trade at $38.13 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.28% to 1.2905, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.9020.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 94.123.

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