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U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.84%

Stock Markets Oct 18, 2016 12:15PM ET
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Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Food & Drug Retailers, General Retailers and Banking sectors led shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 0.84%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Next PLC (LON:NXT), which rose 5.33% or 240.00 points to trade at 4744.00 at the close. Meanwhile, EasyJet PLC (LON:EZJ) added 5.09% or 44.500 points to end at 918.000 and Marks and Spencer Group PLC (LON:MKS) was up 4.31% or 13.80 points to 333.70 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Burberry Group PLC (LON:BRBY), which fell 7.21% or 109.000 points to trade at 1403.000 at the close. Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) declined 2.29% or 17.50 points to end at 745.00 and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON:RR) was down 1.62% or 12.50 points to 761.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1597 to 730 and 430 ended unchanged.

Gold for December delivery was up 0.63% or 7.90 to $1264.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.28% or 0.14 to hit $50.08 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.02 to trade at $51.50 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.95% to 1.2300, while EUR/GBP fell 0.95% to 0.8939.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.09% at 97.77.

U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.84%
 

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