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U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.29%

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Automobiles&Parts, Industrial Engineering and Industrial

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Automobiles&Parts, Industrial Engineering and Industrial Transportation sectors led shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.29%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Barratt Developments PLC (LON:BDEV), which rose 1.81% or 10.00 points to trade at 563.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Burberry Group PLC (LON:BRBY) added 1.27% or 23.50 points to end at 1869.00 and GlaxoSmithKline PLC (LON:GSK) was up 1.19% or 18.4 points to 1564.8 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tui AG (LON:TUIT), which fell 4.32% or 41.20 points to trade at 913.40 at the close. Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HRGV) declined 4.19% or 71.50 points to end at 1633.50 and Prudential PLC (LON:PRU) was down 2.67% or 40.50 points to 1478.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1379 to 653 and 326 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tui AG (LON:TUIT) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.32% or 41.20 to 913.40.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.33% or 4.35 to $1318.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.23% or 0.12 to hit $52.52 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.18% or 0.11 to trade at $61.74 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.13% to 1.2936, while EUR/GBP rose 0.03% to 0.8758.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 96.377.