U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.26%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.26%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Automobiles & Parts , Fixed Line Telecommunications and Industrial Transportation sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were J Sainsbury PLC (LON: SBRY ), which rose 3.37% or 9.60 points to trade at 294.10 at the close. Sberbank Of Russia (LON: SBNCyq ) added 2.56% or 0.47 points to end at 19.02 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) was up 1.97% or 32.41 points to 1675.81 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BT Group PLC (LON: BT ), which lost 4.66% or 7.40 points to trade at 151.45 in late trade. Compass Group PLC (LON: CPG ) declined 2.73% or 42.50 points to end at 1516.00 and Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC (LON: SMT ) shed 2.35% or 32.50 points to 1352.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1322 to 720 and 432 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.65% or 11.40 to $1769.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.61% or 1.98 to hit $77.86 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 2.84% or 2.25 to trade at $81.53 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.51% to 1.3614, while EUR/GBP fell 0.22% to 0.8537.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 93.778.

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