Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrial Metals & Mining , Oil Equipment Services & Distribution and Oil & Gas Producers sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.96% to hit a new 6-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Samsung Electronics Co Ltd DRC (LON: 0593xq ), which rose 3.79% or 60.50 points to trade at 1655.50 at the close. BP PLC (LON: BP ) added 3.79% or 10.10 points to end at 276.60 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC B (LON: RDSb ) was up 3.50% or 45.8 points to 1355.2 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Taylor Wimpey PLC (LON: TW ), which lost 3.57% or 5.96 points to trade at 160.99 in late trade. United Utilities Group PLC (LON: UU ) declined 3.40% or 32.00 points to end at 908.00 and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON: RR ) shed 3.23% or 4.36 points to 130.54.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1316 to 957 and 74 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.23% or 4.20 to $1836.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.83% or 0.38 to hit $46.02 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.72% or 0.35 to trade at $49.06 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.16% to 1.3473, while EUR/GBP fell 0.19% to 0.9013.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 90.683.
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