Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Electronic&Electrical Equipment, Industrial Metals&Mining and Construction&Materials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 0.20%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were CRH PLC (LON:CRH), which rose 3.27% or 64.50 points to trade at 2036.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Provident Financial PLC (LON:PFG) added 3.01% or 17.20 points to end at 589.20 and Anglo American PLC (LON:AAL) was up 2.84% or 48.40 points to 1751.60 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:HIK), which fell 5.18% or 91.00 points to trade at 1666.00 at the close. Mediclinic International PLC (LON:MDCM) declined 3.14% or 9.90 points to end at 305.60 and Prudential PLC (LON:PRU) was down 2.79% or 39.00 points to 1360.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1177 to 893 and 288 ended unchanged.
Shares in Mediclinic International PLC (LON:MDCM) fell to all time lows; losing 3.14% or 9.90 to 305.60. Shares in Prudential PLC (LON:PRU) fell to 52-week lows; down 2.79% or 39.00 to 1360.00.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.58% or 7.40 to $1260.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.33% or 0.15 to hit $45.73 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.09% or 0.59 to trade at $53.76 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.09% to 1.2667, while EUR/GBP fell 0.54% to 0.8995.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.54% at 96.248.