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U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.89%

Published 06/12/2024, 12:05 PM
Updated 06/12/2024, 12:10 PM
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Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Support Services, Household Goods & Home Construction and Financial Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 0.89%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Rentokil Initial PLC (LON:RTO), which rose 13.73% or 57.00 points to trade at 472.20 at the close. Meanwhile, St. James’s Place PLC (LON:SJP) added 4.92% or 25.00 points to end at 533.00 and Howden Joinery Group Plc (LON:HWDN) was up 4.07% or 35.00 points to 895.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Legal & General Group PLC (LON:LGEN), which fell 5.47% or 13.30 points to trade at 229.80 at the close. B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BMEB) declined 2.41% or 11.70 points to end at 473.30 and Flutter Entertainment PLC (LON:FLTRF) was down 1.80% or 260.00 points to 14,215.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1199 to 639 and 674 ended unchanged.

Shares in B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BMEB) fell to 52-week lows; falling 2.41% or 11.70 to 473.30.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.07% or 24.80 to $2,351.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.49% or 0.38 to hit $78.28 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.50% or 0.41 to trade at $82.33 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.82% to 1.28, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.14% to 0.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 1.22% at 103.92.

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