U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 2.49%

U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 2.49%

Investing.com  | Apr 05, 2018 17:15

U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 2.49%

Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrial Metals & Mining, Software & Computer Services and Forestry & Paper sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 2.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Micro Focus International PLC (LON:MCRO), which rose 8.86% or 89.00 points to trade at 1094.00 at the close. Shire PLC (LON:SHP) added 5.28% or 187.65 points to end at 3743.29 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC B (LON:RDSb) was up 4.35% or 98.68 points to 2316.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLGD), which lost 6.32% or 23.50 points to trade at 348.10 in late trade. Aviva PLC (LON:AV) declined 2.93% or 14.70 points to end at 487.70 and Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:HIK) shed 2.63% or 32.00 points to 1185.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1458 to 531 and 138 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.85% or 11.40 to $1328.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.57% or 0.36 to hit $63.73 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.66% or 0.45 to trade at $68.47 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.58% to 1.3999, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.8741.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.43% at 90.17.

Related News

Latest comments

Add a Comment
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Discussion
Write a reply...
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.

Trading in financial instruments and/or cryptocurrencies involves high risks including the risk of losing some, or all, of your investment amount, and may not be suitable for all investors. Prices of cryptocurrencies are extremely volatile and may be affected by external factors such as financial, regulatory or political events. Trading on margin increases the financial risks.
Before deciding to trade in financial instrument or cryptocurrencies you should be fully informed of the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite, and seek professional advice where needed.
Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. The data and prices on the website are not necessarily provided by any market or exchange, but may be provided by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual price at any given market, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Fusion Media and any provider of the data contained in this website will not accept liability for any loss or damage as a result of your trading, or your reliance on the information contained within this website.
It is prohibited to use, store, reproduce, display, modify, transmit or distribute the data contained in this website without the explicit prior written permission of Fusion Media and/or the data provider. All intellectual property rights are reserved by the providers and/or the exchange providing the data contained in this website.
Fusion Media may be compensated by the advertisers that appear on the website, based on your interaction with the advertisements or advertisers.

English (USA) English (India) English (Canada) English (Australia) English (South Africa) English (Philippines) English (Nigeria) Deutsch Español (España) Español (México) Français Italiano Nederlands Português (Portugal) Polski Português (Brasil) Русский Türkçe ‏العربية‏ Ελληνικά Svenska Suomi עברית 日本語 한국어 中文 香港 Bahasa Indonesia Bahasa Melayu ไทย Tiếng Việt हिंदी
Sign out
Are you sure you want to sign out?
NoYes
CancelYes
Saving Changes

+