U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.38%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.38%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Automobiles & Parts , Household Goods & Home Construction and Life Insurance/Assurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Ocado Group PLC (LON: OCDO ), which rose 2.12% or 25.50 points to trade at 1,229.50 at the close. J Sainsbury PLC (LON: SBRY ) added 1.99% or 4.80 points to end at 246.00 and AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) was up 1.97% or 206.00 points to 10,668.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aviva PLC (LON: AV ), which lost 4.91% or 21.80 points to trade at 422.40 in late trade. Barratt Developments PLC (LON: BDEV ) declined 4.26% or 22.60 points to end at 507.80 and Abrdn PLC (LON: ABDN ) shed 3.79% or 8.00 points to 203.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 998 to 874 and 453 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.66% or 12.60 to $1,935.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.45% or 0.43 to hit $95.80 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.66% or 0.67 to trade at $100.40 a barrel.

GBP/USD was unchanged 0.03% to 1.31, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.02% to 0.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 99.73.

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