U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.86%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.86%
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Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil Equipment Services & Distribution , Construction & Materials and Travel & Leisure sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.86%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Ocado Group PLC (LON: OCDO ), which rose 8.52% or 116.50 points to trade at 1484.50 at the close. AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) added 6.81% or 485.0 points to end at 7606.0 and Croda International PLC (LON: CRDA ) was up 6.19% or 273.0 points to 4685.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Taylor Wimpey PLC (LON: TW ), which lost 10.36% or 14.70 points to trade at 127.20 in late trade. Barratt Developments PLC (LON: BDEV ) declined 9.39% or 48.10 points to end at 464.30 and Tui AG (LON: TUIT ) shed 8.78% or 35.00 points to 363.80.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1220 to 1040 and 106 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.31% or 5.45 to $1766.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 7.18% or 1.61 to hit $20.80 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 6.05% or 1.92 to trade at $29.82 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.88% to 1.2617, while EUR/GBP fell 0.26% to 0.8696.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.42% at 98.922.

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