Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil Equipment Services&Distribution, Tobacco and Automobiles&Parts sectors led shares higher.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 2.22%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Capita PLC (LON:CPI), which rose 6.94% or 7.10 points to trade at 109.35 at the close. Meanwhile, Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:DC) added 5.21% or 6.05 points to end at 122.25 and Babcock International Group PLC (LON:BAB) was up 5.05% or 23.90 points to 496.70 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Randgold Resources Ltd (LON:RRS), which fell 1.71% or 114.00 points to trade at 6546.00 at the close. WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (LON:MRW) added 0.05% or 0.10 points to end at 214.70 and Fresnillo PLC (LON:FRES) was up 0.32% or 2.80 points to 870.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1460 to 501 and 320 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.02% or 0.30 to $1281.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.26% or 0.56 to hit $45.17 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.44% or 0.23 to trade at $52.96 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.47% to 1.2703, while EUR/GBP fell 0.36% to 0.9008.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 95.935.