U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.27%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.27%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Automobiles & Parts , Electronic & Electrical Equipment and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were GKN PLC (LON: GKN ), which rose 9.46% or 40.00 points to trade at 463.00 at the close. Mediclinic International PLC (LON: MDCM ) added 5.11% or 29.20 points to end at 601.00 and Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON: HIK ) was up 4.09% or 47.50 points to 1208.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Capita PLC (LON: CPI ), which lost 4.60% or 6.95 points to trade at 144.05 in late trade. Prudential PLC (LON: PRU ) declined 3.29% or 60.50 points to end at 1778.50 and Compass Group PLC (LON: CPG ) shed 1.99% or 29.50 points to 1455.50.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1182 to 774 and 139 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.06% or 0.80 to $1323.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.57% or 0.37 to hit $64.75 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.49% or 0.34 to trade at $69.10 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.36% to 1.4026, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8766.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 89.77.

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