Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the General Retailers, Forestry&Paper and Mobile Telecommunications sectors led shares lower.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.59%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Capita PLC (LON:CPI), which rose 3.65% or 4.30 points to trade at 122.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Taylor Wimpey PLC (LON:TW) added 3.54% or 6.05 points to end at 177.00 and Persimmon PLC (LON:PSN) was up 2.34% or 56.00 points to 2452.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Marks and Spencer Group PLC (LON:MKS), which fell 12.47% or 37.80 points to trade at 265.40 at the close. St. James’s Place PLC (LON:SJP) declined 3.65% or 35.60 points to end at 941.20 and Tui AG (LON:TUIT) was down 3.48% or 29.00 points to 804.60.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1307 to 793 and 300 ended unchanged.
Shares in Tui AG (LON:TUIT) fell to 3-years lows; losing 3.48% or 29.00 to 804.60.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.57% or 7.55 to $1320.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 3.24% or 1.80 to hit $57.30 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 2.25% or 1.47 to trade at $66.83 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.42% to 1.3306, while EUR/GBP fell 0.63% to 0.8545.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 96.037.