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U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.10%

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the ElectricalIndustrial Metals & Mining and General Retailers sectors led shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.10%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were EasyJet PLC (LON:EZJ), which rose 5.34% or 52.00 points to trade at 1025.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Provident Financial PLC (LON:PFG) added 4.30% or 19.80 points to end at 479.90 and Tui AG (LON:TUIT) was up 3.65% or 29.20 points to 828.20 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:HIK), which fell 2.52% or 45.00 points to trade at 1739.00 at the close. Ferguson Plc (LON:FERG) declined 2.34% or 130.00 points to end at 5420.00 and Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) was down 2.25% or 15.60 points to 677.20.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1105 to 872 and 343 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.84% or 10.75 to $1275.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $62.80 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.70% or 0.51 to trade at $72.11 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.55% to 1.2725, while EUR/GBP rose 0.52% to 0.8774.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 97.790.

Read more at : https://www.investing.com/news/stock-market-news/uk-stocks-lower-at-close-of-trade-investingcom-united-kingdom-100-down-010-1871976

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