U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.48%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.48%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Industrial Transportation , Industrial Engineering and Fixed Line Telecommunications sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were GSK plc (LON: GSK ), which rose 7.54% or 104.60 points to trade at 1,492.40 at the close. Ocado Group PLC (LON: OCDO ) added 3.56% or 23.60 points to end at 685.80 and Ferguson Plc (LON: FERG ) was up 3.43% or 336.00 points to 10,120.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Abrdn PLC (LON: ABDN ), which lost 3.66% or 7.40 points to trade at 194.70 in late trade. Ashtead Group PLC (LON: AHT ) declined 3.53% or 179.00 points to end at 4,889.00 and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON: RR ) shed 3.17% or 2.96 points to 90.53.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1212 to 552 and 487 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.82% or 14.65 to $1,797.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.34% or 1.74 to hit $72.51 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 2.09% or 1.66 to trade at $77.69 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.77% to 1.22, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.20% to 0.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.56% at 104.96.

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