U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.08%

On Wednesday, U.K. stocks were lower after the close , as losses in the Tobacco, Beverage and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.08%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were RSA Insurance Group PLC (LON:RSA), which rose 2.94% or 15.20 points to trade at 532.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Barratt Developments PLC (LON:BDEV) added 2.82% or 15.40 points to end at 561.80 and Capita PLC (LON:CPI) was up 2.37% or 2.75 points to 118.75 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tui AG (LON:TUIT), which fell 2.23% or 27.00 points to trade at 1184.00 at the close. Royal Mail PLC (LON:RMG) declined 2.20% or 6.30 points to end at 280.00 and Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (LON:RB) was down 1.73% or 103.00 points to 5857.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1035 to 1022 and 336 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.19% or 2.45 to $1316.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.60% or 0.32 to hit $53.98 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.92% or 0.57 to trade at $62.55 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.06% to 1.2950, while EUR/GBP fell 0.30% to 0.8789.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 96.007./investing.com


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