U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.26%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.26%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Food Producers , Fixed Line Telecommunications and Software & Computer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.26% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were BP PLC (LON: BP ), which rose 3.08% or 9.25 points to trade at 309.25 at the close. Antofagasta PLC (LON: ANTO ) added 2.70% or 38.50 points to end at 1466.00 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON: RDSa ) was up 2.03% or 29.39 points to 1478.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ), which lost 3.50% or 4.98 points to trade at 137.12 in late trade. Burberry Group PLC (LON: BRBY ) declined 3.37% or 62.0 points to end at 1780.0 and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON: RR ) shed 3.35% or 3.66 points to 105.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1345 to 677 and 441 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.68% or 12.35 to $1794.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 2.90% or 2.04 to hit $72.50 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 2.53% or 1.86 to trade at $75.46 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.18% to 1.3831, while EUR/GBP fell 0.05% to 0.8540.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 92.528.

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