Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Aerospace&Defense, Banking and Mining sectors led shares lower.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.58%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Relx PLC (LON:REL), which rose 4.78% or 80.50 points to trade at 1765.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Intu Properties PLC (LON:INTUP) added 2.34% or 2.55 points to end at 111.50 and Hammerson PLC (LON:HMSO) was up 2.33% or 8.50 points to 374.10 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Centrica PLC (LON:CNA), which fell 11.70% or 16.05 points to trade at 121.15 at the close. BAE Systems PLC (LON:BAES) declined 7.85% or 39.60 points to end at 464.80 and Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) was down 4.15% or 112.50 points to 2601.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1078 to 982 and 318 ended unchanged.
Shares in Relx PLC (LON:REL) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.78% or 80.50 to 1765.50. Shares in Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) fell to 5-year lows; losing 11.70% or 16.05 to 121.15.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.44% or 19.35 to $1328.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.47% or 0.27 to hit $56.89 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.22% or 0.15 to trade at $66.93 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.10% to 1.3036, while EUR/GBP rose 0.08% to 0.8691.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 96.493.