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U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.04%

Published 07/08/2019, 01:15 PM
© Reuters.  U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.04%

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Automobiles & Parts, Construction & Materials and Food & Drug Retailers sectors led shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.04%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB), which rose 2.20% or 43.20 points to trade at 2004.00 at the close. Meanwhile, BHP Group PLC (LON:BHPB) added 1.88% or 36.80 points to end at 1992.40 and Experian PLC (LON:EXPN) was up 1.69% or 40.00 points to 2405.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Ocado Group PLC (LON:OCDO), which fell 4.45% or 54.50 points to trade at 1170.50 at the close. Schroders PLC (LON:SDR) declined 2.64% or 82.00 points to end at 3020.00 and CRH PLC (LON:CRH) was down 1.79% or 48.00 points to 2636.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1275 to 909 and 195 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.11% or 1.55 to $1398.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.70% or 0.40 to hit $57.91 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.54% or 0.35 to trade at $64.58 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.05% to 1.2517, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8961.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 96.950.

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