Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Fixed Line Telecommunications, Mobile Telecommunications and Tobacco sectors led shares lower.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.48%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Travis Perkins PLC (LON:TPK), which rose 12.52% or 159.00 points to trade at 1429.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) added 3.57% or 5.68 points to end at 164.90 and Next PLC (LON:NXT) was up 3.46% or 174.00 points to 5200.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Fresnillo PLC (LON:FRES), which fell 8.34% or 81.40 points to trade at 894.60 at the close. Babcock International Group PLC (LON:BAB) declined 4.61% or 26.60 points to end at 550.00 and International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON:ICAG) was down 4.34% or 28.00 points to 617.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1119 to 949 and 311 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.08% or 1.05 to $1328.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $55.49 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.57% or 0.37 to trade at $65.28 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 1.15% to 1.3245, while EUR/GBP fell 0.95% to 0.8589.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 96.047.