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U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.91%

Published 09/15/2016, 12:15 PM
© Reuters.  U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.91%

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Food & Drug Retailers, Insurance and Technology Hardware & Equipment sectors led shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 0.91%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (LON:MRW), which rose 7.49% or 14.50 points to trade at 208.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO) added 4.92% or 7.95 points to end at 169.65 and Informa Plc (LON:INF) was up 4.90% or 34.00 points to 727.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Next PLC (LON:NXT), which fell 4.86% or 253.00 points to trade at 4957.00 at the close. Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HRGV) declined 4.58% or 61.10 points to end at 1273.00 and Marks and Spencer Group PLC (LON:MKS) was down 2.61% or 8.40 points to 313.40.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1176 to 957 and 419 ended unchanged.

Gold for December delivery was down 0.34% or 4.55 to $1321.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.33% or 0.58 to hit $44.16 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 2.18% or 1.00 to trade at $46.85 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.23% to 1.3206, while EUR/GBP rose 0.13% to 0.8512.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.01% at 95.34.

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