U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.21%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.21%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Household Goods & Home Construction , Automobiles & Parts and Fixed Line Telecommunications sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Sberbank Of Russia (LON: SBNCyq ), which rose 1,000.00% or 0.45 points to trade at 0.50 at the close. BP PLC (LON: BP ) added 4.47% or 16.60 points to end at 387.90 and Shell PLC (LON: SHEL ) was up 3.86% or 77.50 points to 2,085.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (LON: RKT ), which lost 4.46% or 262.00 points to trade at 5,619.00 in late trade. Barratt Developments PLC (LON: BDEV ) declined 4.11% or 23.00 points to end at 536.60 and Taylor Wimpey PLC (LON: TW ) shed 3.95% or 5.70 points to 138.55.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1160 to 729 and 415 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.93% or 17.80 to $1,939.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 4.63% or 5.06 to hit $114.33 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 4.80% or 5.54 to trade at $121.02 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.43% to 1.32, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.23% to 0.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 98.63.

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