U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.51%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.51%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Pharmaceuticals & Biotech , Mining and Fixed Line Telecommunications sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Burberry Group PLC (LON: BRBY ), which rose 4.03% or 75.0 points to trade at 1936.5 at the close. Ocado Group PLC (LON: OCDO ) added 2.67% or 47.00 points to end at 1809.00 and Rightmove PLC (LON: RMV ) was up 2.23% or 15.80 points to 725.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ), which lost 6.81% or 643.0 points to trade at 8801.0 in late trade. Sberbank Of Russia (LON: SBNCyq ) declined 5.40% or 1.09 points to end at 19.00 and NK Rosneft PAO DRC (LON: ROSNq ) shed 5.05% or 0.45 points to 8.43.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1019 to 970 and 468 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.09% or 1.65 to $1865.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.99% or 0.81 to hit $80.78 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.89% or 0.74 to trade at $82.13 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.33% to 1.3415, while EUR/GBP fell 0.34% to 0.8532.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 95.102.

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