U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.13%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.13%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Electronic & Electrical Equipment , Pharmaceuticals & Biotech and Food & Drug Retailers sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Tui AG (LON: TUIT ), which rose 8.43% or 36.79 points to trade at 473.19 at the close. Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON: RR ) added 7.33% or 7.29 points to end at 106.73 and EasyJet PLC (LON: EZJ ) was up 6.58% or 48.20 points to 781.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fresnillo PLC (LON: FRES ), which lost 3.75% or 42.50 points to trade at 1091.50 in late trade. Halma PLC (LON: HLMA ) declined 3.46% or 82.4 points to end at 2298.6 and AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) shed 3.17% or 264.0 points to 8053.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1366 to 945 and 64 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 2.25% or 42.20 to $1830.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.90% or 0.38 to hit $42.80 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.44% or 0.65 to trade at $45.72 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.04% to 1.3276, while EUR/GBP fell 0.36% to 0.8897.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 92.718.

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