U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.19%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.19%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Automobiles & Parts , Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Standard Chartered PLC (LON: STAN ), which rose 2.90% or 18.00 points to trade at 638.60 at the close. AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) added 2.49% or 268.00 points to end at 11,054.00 and Severn Trent PLC (LON: SVT ) was up 2.04% or 56.00 points to 2,798.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Carnival PLC (LON: CCL ), which lost 16.34% or 127.60 points to trade at 653.20 in late trade. British Land Company PLC (LON: BLND ) declined 8.66% or 43.90 points to end at 463.30 and Ocado Group PLC (LON: OCDO ) shed 7.23% or 62.40 points to 801.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1418 to 428 and 405 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.18% or 3.25 to $1,817.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.51% or 0.57 to hit $111.19 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.25% or 0.28 to trade at $113.52 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.44% to 1.21, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.19% to 0.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.53% at 104.81.

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