Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil Equipment Services&Distribution, Electrical and Software&Computer Services sectors led shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 0.69%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Taylor Wimpey PLC (LON:TW), which rose 6.20% or 8.70 points to trade at 149.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:DC) added 5.62% or 6.55 points to end at 123.00 and Mediclinic International PLC (LON:MDCM) was up 5.35% or 17.10 points to 336.70 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (LON:RBS), which fell 2.17% or 4.90 points to trade at 220.90 at the close. Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD) declined 1.80% or 2.80 points to end at 152.80 and Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:HIK) was down 1.75% or 28.00 points to 1571.50.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1384 to 740 and 281 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.27% or 3.50 to $1289.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 4.68% or 2.33 to hit $52.11 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 4.12% or 2.42 to trade at $61.14 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.35% to 1.2761, while EUR/GBP rose 0.45% to 0.9032.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.57% at 94.933.