Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil Equipment Services&Distribution, Electrical and Electronic&Electrical Equipment sectors led shares lower.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.36%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Associated British Foods PLC (LON:ABF), which rose 6.98% or 152.00 points to trade at 2330.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Sage Group PLC (LON:SGE) added 5.40% or 32.00 points to end at 625.00 and Provident Financial PLC (LON:PFG) was up 2.85% or 14.80 points to 535.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were ITV PLC (LON:ITV), which fell 5.94% or 8.15 points to trade at 129.10 at the close. SSE PLC (LON:SSE) declined 3.31% or 38.50 points to end at 1126.00 and Standard Life Aberdeen PLC (LON:SLA) was down 2.81% or 7.60 points to 262.40.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1102 to 932 and 304 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.20% or 2.55 to $1291.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.61% or 0.32 to hit $51.99 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.16 to trade at $61.16 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.50% to 1.2946, while EUR/GBP fell 0.57% to 0.8795.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 95.790.