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U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.54%

2019-05-21 08:14    Investing

U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.54% Stock News

© Reuters. U.K. Stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.54%

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Forestry & Paper, Industrial Engineering and Electronic & Electrical Equipment sectors led shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 0.54%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD), which rose 1.71% or 2.12 points to trade at 126.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) added 1.18% or 25.50 points to end at 2187.50 and Fresnillo PLC (LON:FRES) was up 0.85% or 6.20 points to 737.20 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Coca Cola HBC AG (LON:CCH), which fell 6.70% or 192.0 points to trade at 2672.0 at the close. Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) declined 6.69% or 25.10 points to end at 350.00 and Tui AG (LON:TUIT) was down 6.42% or 53.20 points to 775.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1431 to 730 and 199 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.07% or 0.95 to $1276.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.32% or 0.20 to hit $63.12 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.14% or 0.10 to trade at $72.11 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.04% to 1.2723, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8777.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 97.778.

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