Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Electrical, Food&Drug Retailers and Forestry&Paper sectors led shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 0.54% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:DC), which rose 3.25% or 4.00 points to trade at 127.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Fresnillo PLC (LON:FRES) added 3.06% or 28.20 points to end at 949.60 and SSE PLC (LON:SSE) was up 2.49% or 28.00 points to 1152.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL), which fell 5.02% or 17.30 points to trade at 327.20 at the close. Intu Properties PLC (LON:INTUP) declined 3.36% or 3.75 points to end at 108.00 and Burberry Group PLC (LON:BRBY) was down 2.68% or 48.00 points to 1742.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1098 to 972 and 286 ended unchanged.
Shares in Intu Properties PLC (LON:INTUP) fell to all time lows; falling 3.36% or 3.75 to 108.00.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.21% or 2.75 to $1289.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.25% or 0.13 to hit $52.23 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.08% or 0.05 to trade at $61.39 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.21% to 1.2760, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.9023.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.018.