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U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.29%

Stock Markets May 21, 2019 01:15PM ET
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Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Software & Computer Services, Industrial Metals & Mining and Food & Drug Retailers sectors led shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.29%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were J Sainsbury PLC (LON:SBRY), which rose 4.70% or 9.30 points to trade at 207.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Coca Cola HBC AG (LON:CCH) added 3.63% or 97.0 points to end at 2769.0 and Persimmon PLC (LON:PSN) was up 3.03% or 62.00 points to 2108.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Royal Mail PLC (LON:RMG), which fell 9.23% or 21.50 points to trade at 211.40 at the close. Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) declined 3.54% or 12.40 points to end at 337.60 and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON:RR) was down 2.46% or 23.20 points to 918.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1391 to 799 and 202 ended unchanged.

Shares in Royal Mail PLC (LON:RMG) fell to all time lows; losing 9.23% or 21.50 to 211.40.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.36% or 4.65 to $1272.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.19% or 0.12 to hit $63.09 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $71.93 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.05% to 1.2732, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8766.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 97.877.

U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.29%
 

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