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 0.75%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were B&M European Value Retail SA (LON: BMEB ), which rose 6.92% or 37.40 points to trade at 578.00 at the close. Smiths Group PLC (LON: SMIN ) added 2.57% or 36.50 points to end at 1459.00 and National Grid PLC (LON: NG ) was up 1.89% or 17.60 points to 948.10 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Persimmon PLC (LON: PSN ), which lost 4.03% or 114.0 points to trade at 2717.0 in late trade. Taylor Wimpey PLC (LON: TW ) declined 3.83% or 6.75 points to end at 169.30 and Land Securities Group PLC (LON: LAND ) shed 3.52% or 25.80 points to 708.00.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1355 to 631 and 462 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.23% or 4.15 to $1794.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.39% or 0.95 to hit $69.30 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.23% or 0.88 to trade at $72.57 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.08% to 1.3772, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8586.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 92.662.
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