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U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.34%

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Industrial Metals&Mining, Automobiles&Parts and Forestry&Paper

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Industrial Metals&Mining, Automobiles&Parts and Forestry&Paper sectors led shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.34%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Coca Cola HBC AG (LON:CCH), which rose 4.58% or 104.0 points to trade at 2373.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kingfisher PLC (LON:KGF) added 2.30% or 5.70 points to end at 253.80 and Intertek Group PLC (LON:ITRK) was up 2.28% or 106.00 points to 4752.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT), which fell 4.13% or 127.00 points to trade at 2950.00 at the close. Antofagasta PLC (LON:ANTO) declined 3.38% or 27.20 points to end at 778.60 and Randgold Resources Ltd (LON:RRS) was down 3.22% or 208.00 points to 6248.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1127 to 936 and 320 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.86% or 10.60 to $1218.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.07% or 0.55 to hit $51.08 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.07% or 0.65 to trade at $59.91 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.76% to 1.2732, while EUR/GBP rose 0.20% to 0.8859.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.43% at 97.393.