U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 1.15%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 1.15%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Automobiles & Parts , Oil Equipment Services & Distribution and Beverage sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 1.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Samsung Electronics Co Ltd DRC (LON: 0593xq ), which rose 1.89% or 38.00 points to trade at 2054.00 at the close. B&M European Value Retail SA (LON: BMEB ) added 1.48% or 8.08 points to end at 552.68 and AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) was up 1.16% or 87.0 points to 7558.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tui AG (LON: TUIT ), which lost 6.87% or 26.12 points to trade at 353.88 in late trade. Compass Group PLC (LON: CPG ) declined 4.25% or 62.62 points to end at 1410.88 and Land Securities Group PLC (LON: LAND ) shed 3.65% or 24.90 points to 658.20.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1498 to 852 and 58 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.76% or 14.00 to $1849.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.36% or 0.19 to hit $52.05 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.82% or 0.46 to trade at $55.53 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.56% to 1.3487, while EUR/GBP rose 0.05% to 0.9012.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.52% at 90.537.

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