U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.37%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.37%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking , Travel & Leisure and Oil & Gas Producers sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.37% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Ocado Group PLC (LON: OCDO ), which rose 3.78% or 65.50 points to trade at 1797.50 at the close. International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ) added 3.25% or 5.76 points to end at 182.92 and InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (LON: IHG ) was up 2.58% or 128.0 points to 5098.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Severn Trent PLC (LON: SVT ), which lost 2.65% or 71.0 points to trade at 2604.0 in late trade. Informa PLC (LON: INF ) declined 2.31% or 13.00 points to end at 549.40 and DS Smith PLC (LON: SMDS ) shed 2.27% or 8.80 points to 378.70.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 0 to 0 on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.65% or 29.70 to $1768.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $81.73 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.00% or 0.84 to trade at $84.84 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.56% to 1.3750, while EUR/GBP fell 0.47% to 0.8438.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 93.960.

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