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

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.54%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Forestry & Paper , Industrial Engineering and Electronic & Electrical Equipment sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers 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. 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.

Biggest losers included Coca Cola HBC AG (LON: CCH ), which lost 6.70% or 192.0 points to trade at 2672.0 in late trade. Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON: MERL ) declined 6.69% or 25.10 points to end at 350.00 and Tui AG (LON: TUIT ) shed 6.42% or 53.20 points to 775.00.

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

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.07% or 0.95 to $1276.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, 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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