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U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.09%

Stock MarketsNov 07, 2018 12:15PM ET
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© Reuters. U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.09%

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Construction & Materials, Automobiles & Parts and Food Producers sectors led shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 1.09%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Associated British Foods PLC (LON:ABF), which rose 4.27% or 105.00 points to trade at 2565.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Fresnillo PLC (LON:FRES) added 3.56% or 31.00 points to end at 902.00 and CRH PLC (LON:CRH) was up 3.40% or 76.00 points to 2313.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ITV PLC (LON:ITV), which fell 2.75% or 4.25 points to trade at 150.00 at the close. Royal Mail PLC (LON:RMG) declined 1.42% or 5.00 points to end at 348.00 and Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLGD) was down 1.27% or 4.10 points to 318.60.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1383 to 687 and 315 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.42% or 5.10 to $1228.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.93% or 0.58 to hit $61.63 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.28% or 0.20 to trade at $71.93 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.30% to 1.3139, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8722.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 95.78.

U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.09%
 

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