U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 2.04%

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U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 2.04%

Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Tobacco , Food Producers and Travel & Leisure sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 2.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Segro Plc (LON: SGRO ), which rose 1.61% or 15.90 points to trade at 1004.50 at the close. Avast PLC (LON: AVST ) added 1.27% or 6.00 points to end at 477.60 and AstraZeneca PLC (LON: AZN ) was up 1.02% or 76.0 points to 7494.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON: ICAG ), which lost 8.11% or 17.05 points to trade at 193.10 in late trade. British American Tobacco PLC (LON: BATS ) declined 7.60% or 221.5 points to end at 2692.5 and Imperial Brands PLC (LON: IMB ) shed 7.31% or 115.50 points to 1465.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1763 to 523 and 192 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.51% or 9.05 to $1779.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 1.56% or 0.99 to hit $62.44 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.00% or 0.67 to trade at $66.38 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.21% to 1.3954, while EUR/GBP rose 0.34% to 0.8630.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 91.102.

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