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U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.26%

Stock Markets Feb 17, 2017 12:15PM ET
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Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Household Goods & Home Construction, Pharmaceuticals & Biotech and Food Producers sectors led shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 0.26% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Unilever PLC (LON:ULVR), which rose 13.43% or 449.50 points to trade at 3797.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Coca Cola HBC AG (LON:CCH) added 4.03% or 77.0 points to end at 1989.0 and Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) was up 3.17% or 116.00 points to 3781.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN), which fell 4.36% or 35.200 points to trade at 773.000 at the close. Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON:RR) declined 3.96% or 27.50 points to end at 666.00 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC B (LON:RDSb) was down 1.80% or 40.00 points to 2185.50.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1058 to 886 and 403 ended unchanged.

Shares in Unilever PLC (LON:ULVR) rose to all time highs; gaining 13.43% or 449.50 to 3797.00. Shares in Coca Cola HBC AG (LON:CCH) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.03% or 77.0 to 1989.0.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.18% or 2.25 to $1239.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.43% or 0.23 to hit $53.13 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.13% or 0.07 to trade at $55.58 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.47% to 1.2431, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8539.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 100.87.

U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.26%
 

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