Thursday , November 30 2023

U.K. shares lower at close of trade; United Kingdom 100 down 0.10% By – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Industrial Transportation, Fixed Line Telecommunications and General Industrial sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the United Kingdom 100 declined 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the United Kingdom 100 were Ocado Group PLC (LON:OCDO), which rose 6.28% or 35.20 points to trade at 595.80 at the close. Flutter Entertainment PLC (LON:FLTRF) added 2.95% or 375.00 points to end at 13,070.00 and Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC (LON:SPX) was up 2.80% or 250.00 points to 9,190.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ashtead Group PLC (LON:AHT), which lost 10.49% or 550.00 points to trade at 4,694.00 in late trade. Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) declined 2.01% or 42.00 points to end at 2,050.00 and CRH PLC (LON:CRH) shed 1.60% or 77.00 points to 4,743.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 872 to 766 and 494 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.42% or 8.35 to $1,976.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.97% or 2.26 to hit $78.30 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.74% or 2.21 to trade at $82.82 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.44% to 1.25, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.15% to 0.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.49% at 103.28.

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