Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Construction & Materials , Aerospace & Defense and Oil Equipment Services & Distribution sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.59%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Fresnillo PLC (LON: FRES ), which rose 3.73% or 28.80 points to trade at 800.40 at the close. Randgold Resources Ltd (LON: RRS ) added 3.07% or 192.00 points to end at 6452.00 and Smith & Nephew PLC (LON: SN ) was up 1.78% or 25.50 points to 1460.50 in late trade.
Biggest losers included BAE Systems PLC (LON: BAES ), which lost 5.53% or 27.70 points to trade at 473.30 in late trade. ITV PLC (LON: ITV ) declined 4.80% or 6.90 points to end at 136.70 and Tui AG (LON: TUIT ) shed 4.61% or 53.50 points to 1108.00.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1461 to 628 and 286 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.28% or 3.50 to $1243.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.11% or 0.06 to hit $52.89 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.34% or 0.21 to trade at $61.90 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.38% to 1.2675, while EUR/GBP rose 0.16% to 0.8937.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 97.002.
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