U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.13%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.13%

Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas Producers , Mining and Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were AVEVA Group PLC (LON: AVV ), which rose 4.89% or 107.00 points to trade at 2,294.00 at the close. Mondi PLC (LON: MNDI ) added 4.29% or 64.50 points to end at 1,566.50 and Shell PLC (LON: SHEL ) was up 3.06% or 68.00 points to 2,293.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON: HIK ), which lost 9.02% or 167.00 points to trade at 1,685.50 in late trade. Ocado Group PLC (LON: OCDO ) declined 6.93% or 61.80 points to end at 830.00 and ITV PLC (LON: ITV ) shed 5.02% or 3.76 points to 71.14.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1194 to 698 and 421 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.48% or 8.94 to $1,877.74 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.23% or 0.25 to hit $107.56 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.10% or 0.11 to trade at $110.25 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 2.18% to 1.23, while EUR/GBP rose 1.28% to 0.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 1.16% at 103.79.

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