Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Banking, Oil Equipment Services&Distribution and Electronic&Electrical Equipment sectors led shares lower.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.54%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Micro Focus International PLC (LON:MCRO), which rose 3.63% or 63.50 points to trade at 1812.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Tui AG (LON:TUIT) added 3.25% or 26.80 points to end at 852.80 and Coca Cola HBC AG (LON:CCH) was up 2.69% or 69.0 points to 2633.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were HSBC Holdings PLC (LON:HSBA), which fell 4.01% or 26.60 points to trade at 637.10 at the close. Mediclinic International PLC (LON:MDCM) declined 2.82% or 9.00 points to end at 310.60 and BAE Systems PLC (LON:BAES) was down 2.52% or 13.20 points to 511.60.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1187 to 855 and 337 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.64% or 21.65 to $1343.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.71% or 0.40 to hit $56.38 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.47% or 0.31 to trade at $66.19 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 1.07% to 1.3059, while EUR/GBP fell 0.65% to 0.8691.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 96.297.