U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.54%

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U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.54%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas Producers , Construction & Materials and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 1.54% to hit a new 3-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Anglo American PLC (LON: AAL ), which rose 4.84% or 192.50 points to trade at 4,170.50 at the close. Shell PLC (LON: SHEL ) added 3.93% or 82.00 points to end at 2,168.00 and CRH PLC (LON: CRH ) was up 3.87% or 112.50 points to 3,023.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Intertek Group PLC (LON: ITRK ), which lost 3.01% or 160.00 points to trade at 5,154.00 in late trade. Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC (LON: SPX ) declined 2.19% or 285.00 points to end at 12,710.00 and Severn Trent PLC (LON: SVT ) shed 1.32% or 42.00 points to 3,131.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1215 to 637 and 468 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.11% or 2.20 to $1,940.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.54% or 0.52 to hit $96.55 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.47% or 0.47 to trade at $101.05 a barrel.

GBP/USD was unchanged 0.33% to 1.30, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.29% to 0.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 99.86.

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