Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Tobacco, Oil&Gas Producers and Healthcare Equipment&Services sectors led shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 added 2.05% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were BP PLC (LON:BP), which rose 5.17% or 26.90 points to trade at 547.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Burberry Group PLC (LON:BRBY) added 3.87% or 70.00 points to end at 1878.00 and British American Tobacco PLC (LON:BATS) was up 3.73% or 100.00 points to 2780.50 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Intu Properties PLC (LON:INTUP), which fell 2.79% or 3.35 points to trade at 116.75 at the close. Provident Financial PLC (LON:PFG) declined 1.14% or 6.00 points to end at 519.80 and Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:DC) was down 1.00% or 1.35 points to 134.20.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1458 to 647 and 293 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.09% or 1.25 to $1318.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.25% or 0.68 to hit $53.88 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.46% or 0.29 to trade at $62.22 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.64% to 1.2952, while EUR/GBP rose 0.39% to 0.8805.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 95.828.