U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 1.16%

U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 1.16%

Investing.com  | Oct 31, 2019 18:15

U.K. shares lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 1.16%

Investing.com – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas Producers, Healthcare Equipment & Services and Automobiles & Parts sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 1.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were EasyJet PLC (LON:EZJ), which rose 3.04% or 36.50 points to trade at 1238.00 at the close. Fresnillo PLC (LON:FRES) added 2.63% or 18.20 points to end at 710.00 and Flutter Entertainment PLC (LON:FLTRF) was up 2.42% or 188.00 points to 7958.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Royal Dutch Shell PLC B (LON:RDSb), which lost 4.50% or 104.50 points to trade at 2218.00 in late trade. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (LON:RDSa) declined 4.12% or 96.00 points to end at 2233.00 and Smith & Nephew PLC (LON:SN) shed 3.64% or 62.50 points to 1652.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1206 to 915 and 191 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.17% or 17.55 to $1514.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.40% or 0.77 to hit $54.29 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.03% or 0.62 to trade at $59.62 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.25% to 1.2933, while EUR/GBP fell 0.27% to 0.8616.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 97.157.

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