Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Pharmaceuticals&Biotech, General Industrial and Construction&Materials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.39%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Taylor Wimpey PLC (LON:TW), which rose 4.80% or 7.15 points to trade at 156.05 at the close. Meanwhile, Persimmon PLC (LON:PSN) added 4.36% or 92.00 points to end at 2203.00 and Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:DC) was up 3.78% or 4.80 points to 131.80 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were AstraZeneca PLC (LON:AZN), which fell 3.56% or 211.00 points to trade at 5712.00 at the close. Sage Group PLC (LON:SGE) declined 2.09% or 13.00 points to end at 608.00 and Tui AG (LON:TUIT) was down 1.55% or 18.50 points to 1178.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1157 to 905 and 291 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.23% or 2.90 to $1290.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.56% or 0.82 to hit $51.77 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.54% or 0.95 to trade at $60.73 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.77% to 1.2845, while EUR/GBP fell 0.87% to 0.8939.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 95.157.