Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Construction&Materials, Industrial Metals&Mining and General Retailers sectors led shares lower.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.93%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were GlaxoSmithKline PLC (LON:GSK), which rose 1.50% or 24.0 points to trade at 1621.6 at the close. Meanwhile, Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) added 1.18% or 1.60 points to end at 137.75 and Shire PLC (LON:SHP) was up 1.00% or 45.00 points to 4550.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tui AG (LON:TUIT), which fell 6.61% or 79.00 points to trade at 1117.00 at the close. Capita PLC (LON:CPI) declined 5.49% or 6.00 points to end at 103.30 and Antofagasta PLC (LON:ANTO) was down 4.30% or 36.00 points to 800.40.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1233 to 818 and 364 ended unchanged.
Shares in GlaxoSmithKline PLC (LON:GSK) rose to 52-week highs; up 1.50% or 24.0 to 1621.6. Shares in Tui AG (LON:TUIT) fell to 52-week lows; losing 6.61% or 79.00 to 1117.00.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.24% or 3.00 to $1227.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.29% or 0.15 to hit $51.30 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.42% or 0.25 to trade at $59.66 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.11% to 1.2772, while EUR/GBP fell 0.49% to 0.8866.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 97.065.