Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Aerospace&Defense, Software&Computer Services and Electronic&Electrical Equipment sectors led shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.64%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON:RR), which rose 2.62% or 22.60 points to trade at 886.00 at the close. Meanwhile, 3I Group PLC (LON:III) added 2.55% or 20.80 points to end at 835.80 and Sage Group PLC (LON:SGE) was up 2.03% or 12.00 points to 604.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Provident Financial PLC (LON:PFG), which fell 19.47% or 126.00 points to trade at 521.00 at the close. Capita PLC (LON:CPI) declined 6.10% or 7.30 points to end at 112.40 and Mediclinic International PLC (LON:MDCM) was down 3.33% or 10.90 points to 316.10.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1053 to 974 and 319 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 2.85 to $1288.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.55% or 1.29 to hit $51.80 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.05% or 1.21 to trade at $60.20 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.85% to 1.2754, while EUR/GBP rose 0.20% to 0.8934.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.59% at 95.765.