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U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.07%

Stock Markets Jul 10, 2019 01:15PM ET
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Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Automobiles & Parts, Software & Computer Services and Fixed Line Telecommunications sectors led shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.07%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Smurfit Kappa Group PLC (LON:SKG), which rose 3.00% or 74.00 points to trade at 2540.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Antofagasta PLC (LON:ANTO) added 1.79% or 15.20 points to end at 863.20 and Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC (LON:SMT) was up 1.73% or 9.50 points to 558.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Micro Focus International PLC (LON:MCRO), which fell 11.73% or 233.00 points to trade at 1753.00 at the close. Coca Cola HBC AG (LON:CCH) declined 2.01% or 56.0 points to end at 2726.0 and WPP PLC (LON:WPP) was down 2.00% or 19.60 points to 961.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1085 to 1043 and 209 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.92% or 12.85 to $1413.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 3.82% or 2.21 to hit $60.04 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 3.87% or 2.48 to trade at $66.64 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.34% to 1.2508, while EUR/GBP rose 0.13% to 0.8999.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.39% at 96.713.

U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.07%
 

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