U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.11%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.11%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Travel & Leisure , Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs and General Retailers sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Smith & Nephew PLC (LON: SN ), which rose 3.63% or 57.00 points to trade at 1626.50 at the close. EasyJet PLC (LON: EZJ ) added 2.92% or 23.85 points to end at 839.85 and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd DRC (LON: 0593xq ) was up 2.67% or 51.00 points to 1963.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included WPP PLC (LON: WPP ), which lost 3.39% or 27.74 points to trade at 791.06 in late trade. Standard Chartered PLC (LON: STAN ) declined 3.04% or 14.90 points to end at 476.00 and Barclays PLC (LON: BARC ) shed 2.76% or 4.17 points to 147.15.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1145 to 1133 and 78 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.62% or 11.35 to $1841.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.26% or 0.66 to hit $53.08 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.23% or 1.22 to trade at $55.97 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.28% to 1.3621, while EUR/GBP rose 0.20% to 0.8905.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 90.470.

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