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U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.08%

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Tobacco, Beverage and Media sectors

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Tobacco, Beverage and Media sectors led shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.08%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were RSA Insurance Group PLC (LON:RSA), which rose 2.94% or 15.20 points to trade at 532.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Barratt Developments PLC (LON:BDEV) added 2.82% or 15.40 points to end at 561.80 and Capita PLC (LON:CPI) was up 2.37% or 2.75 points to 118.75 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tui AG (LON:TUIT), which fell 2.23% or 27.00 points to trade at 1184.00 at the close. Royal Mail PLC (LON:RMG) declined 2.20% or 6.30 points to end at 280.00 and Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (LON:RB) was down 1.73% or 103.00 points to 5857.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1035 to 1022 and 336 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.19% or 2.45 to $1316.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.60% or 0.32 to hit $53.98 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.92% or 0.57 to trade at $62.55 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.06% to 1.2950, while EUR/GBP fell 0.30% to 0.8789.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 96.007.