Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare Equipment & Services , Industrial Transportation and Fixed Line Telecommunications sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.25%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Tui AG (LON: TUIT ), which rose 3.67% or 10.80 points to trade at 305.00 at the close. InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (LON: IHG ) added 3.23% or 130.0 points to end at 4160.0 and EasyJet PLC (LON: EZJ ) was up 2.63% or 14.60 points to 569.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included JSC VTB Bank DRC (LON: VTBRq ), which lost 2.43% or 0.023 points to trade at 0.923 in late trade. Smith & Nephew PLC (LON: SN ) declined 2.23% or 34.00 points to end at 1490.00 and ITV PLC (LON: ITV ) shed 2.12% or 1.30 points to 60.00.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1160 to 1024 and 147 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.03% or 0.55 to $1947.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.99% or 0.85 to hit $41.97 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.87% or 0.84 to trade at $44.06 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 1.05% to 1.3074, while EUR/GBP rose 0.38% to 0.9007.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.61% at 93.343.
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