U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.02%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.02%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining , Pharmaceuticals & Biotech and Electrical sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Bank VTB PAO DRC (LON: VTBRq ), which rose 6.80% or 0.084 points to trade at 1.320 at the close. Flutter Entertainment PLC (LON: FLTRF ) added 2.62% or 390.0 points to end at 15295.0 and DS Smith PLC (LON: SMDS ) was up 2.44% or 10.10 points to 423.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included J Sainsbury PLC (LON: SBRY ), which lost 2.61% or 6.50 points to trade at 242.20 in late trade. EasyJet PLC (LON: EZJ ) declined 2.48% or 25.10 points to end at 986.40 and Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (LON: RKT ) shed 2.16% or 147.0 points to 6654.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1165 to 1047 and 213 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.31% or 5.55 to $1776.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.55% or 0.34 to hit $61.77 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.54% or 0.35 to trade at $65.75 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.09% to 1.3849, while EUR/GBP rose 0.40% to 0.8716.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 90.983.

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