Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Automobiles & Parts , Industrial Metals & Mining and Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 2.02%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Croda International PLC (LON: CRDA ), which rose 1.92% or 122.00 points to trade at 6,472.00 at the close. Bunzl PLC (LON: BNZL ) added 1.80% or 48.00 points to end at 2,719.00 and Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC (LON: SPX ) was up 1.65% or 160.00 points to 9,878.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Anglo American PLC (LON: AAL ), which lost 5.32% or 165.00 points to trade at 2,937.00 in late trade. EasyJet PLC (LON: EZJ ) declined 5.17% or 20.00 points to end at 366.60 and DS Smith PLC (LON: SMDS ) shed 5.16% or 15.10 points to 277.30.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1629 to 318 and 353 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.43% or 7.85 to $1,809.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.80% or 3.07 to hit $106.71 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.31% or 2.60 to trade at $109.85 a barrel.
GBP/USD was unchanged 0.35% to 1.22, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.08% to 0.86.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 104.47.
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