U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.35%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.35%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Beverage , Life Insurance/Assurance and Tobacco sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.35% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Shell PLC (LON: SHEL ), which rose 8.05% or 147.60 points to trade at 1,981.00 at the close. BAE Systems PLC (LON: BAES ) added 7.11% or 49.20 points to end at 740.80 and BP PLC (LON: BP ) was up 3.84% or 13.35 points to 361.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included EasyJet PLC (LON: EZJ ), which lost 7.53% or 35.80 points to trade at 439.50 in late trade. Tui AG (LON: TUIT ) declined 6.76% or 13.15 points to end at 181.35 and Melrose Industries PLC (LON: MRON ) shed 6.68% or 8.10 points to 113.20.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1542 to 552 and 301 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.22% or 23.95 to $1,990.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 4.34% or 5.02 to hit $120.70 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 5.75% or 6.79 to trade at $124.90 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.85% to 1.31, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.50% to 0.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 99.07.

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