U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.28%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.28%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Electronic & Electrical Equipment , Food Producers and Beverage sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Legal & General Group PLC (LON: LGEN ), which rose 3.91% or 9.05 points to trade at 240.65 at the close. Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY ) added 3.82% or 1.28 points to end at 34.75 and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON: RR ) was up 3.86% or 3.47 points to 93.47 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Halma PLC (LON: HLMA ), which lost 3.99% or 101.0 points to trade at 2430.0 in late trade. Experian PLC (LON: EXPN ) declined 2.55% or 81.0 points to end at 3090.0 and Intertek Group PLC (LON: ITRK ) shed 2.37% or 148.0 points to 6098.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1299 to 958 and 73 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.01% or 18.95 to $1892.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.07% or 0.85 to hit $40.27 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.63% or 0.71 to trade at $42.82 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.43% to 1.3171, while EUR/GBP fell 0.19% to 0.8981.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 92.797.

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