U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.20%
Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Industrial Metals & Mining , Financial Services and Electronic & Electrical Equipment sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 1.20% to hit a new 52-week high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (LON: IHG ), which rose 3.11% or 99.00 points to trade at 3279.00 at the close. Travis Perkins PLC (LON: TPK ) added 3.11% or 48.00 points to end at 1592.00 and Anglo American PLC (LON: AAL ) was up 2.87% or 27.80 points to 995.40 in late trade.
Biggest losers included ITV PLC (LON: ITV ), which lost 1.82% or 3.40 points to trade at 183.80 in late trade. Marks and Spencer Group PLC (LON: MKS ) declined 1.54% or 5.10 points to end at 326.00 and BT Group PLC (LON: BT ) shed 1.01% or 3.950 points to 385.100.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1295 to 572 and 443 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.23% or 3.05 to $1314.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.64% or 0.31 to hit $48.55 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.86% or 0.43 to trade at $50.62 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 1.08% to 1.2838, while EUR/GBP rose 0.83% to 0.8732.
The US Dollar Index was up 0.29% at 95.66.
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