U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.80%
Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas Producers , Beverage and Tobacco sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.80%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were BP PLC (LON: BP ), which rose 3.51% or 10.70 points to trade at 315.30 at the close. Diageo PLC (LON: DGE ) added 3.40% or 108.5 points to end at 3298.5 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) was up 3.36% or 45.89 points to 1412.90 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Flutter Entertainment PLC (LON: FLTRF ), which lost 4.46% or 595.0 points to trade at 12760.0 in late trade. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd DRC (LON: 0593xq ) declined 3.06% or 55.00 points to end at 1744.00 and Tui AG (LON: TUIT ) shed 2.13% or 9.10 points to 418.50.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1173 to 1055 and 232 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.91% or 16.65 to $1819.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.01% or 0.66 to hit $65.94 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.93% or 0.64 to trade at $69.19 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.54% to 1.4064, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8579.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.72% at 90.770.
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