Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Tobacco, Pharmaceuticals&Biotech and General Industrial sectors led shares lower.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.30%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (LON:RB), which rose 4.64% or 279.00 points to trade at 6296.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Micro Focus International PLC (LON:MCRO) added 4.08% or 68.50 points to end at 1748.50 and Next PLC (LON:NXT) was up 2.84% or 134.00 points to 4858.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Old Mutual Ltd (LON:OMU), which fell 2.72% or 3.48 points to trade at 124.52 at the close. Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:HIK) declined 2.30% or 40.50 points to end at 1718.50 and International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON:ICAG) was down 2.11% or 14.00 points to 649.80.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1186 to 851 and 349 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.15% or 2.00 to $1329.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.88% or 0.49 to hit $56.47 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.38% or 0.25 to trade at $66.50 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.30% to 1.2928, while EUR/GBP fell 0.05% to 0.8750.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 96.620.