Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Tobacco, Industrial Metals&Mining and Oil Equipment Services&Distribution sectors led shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 0.85%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were British American Tobacco PLC (LON:BATS), which rose 5.15% or 149.50 points to trade at 3050.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Tui AG (LON:TUIT) added 1.83% or 14.60 points to end at 810.60 and Antofagasta PLC (LON:ANTO) was up 1.55% or 14.80 points to 967.20 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Burberry Group PLC (LON:BRBY), which fell 4.04% or 79.00 points to trade at 1874.50 at the close. Legal&General Group PLC (LON:LGEN) declined 3.49% or 10.00 points to end at 276.20 and Capita PLC (LON:CPI) was down 3.01% or 3.75 points to 120.80.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1167 to 918 and 346 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.16% or 2.05 to $1286.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.50% or 0.28 to hit $56.28 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.16 to trade at $66.02 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.06% to 1.3167, while EUR/GBP rose 0.11% to 0.8587.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.812.