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U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.94%

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil&Gas Producers, Oil Equipment Services&Distribution

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil&Gas Producers, Oil Equipment Services&Distribution and Banking sectors led shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.94%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Rio Tinto PLC (LON:RIO), which rose 1.72% or 66.50 points to trade at 3944.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:DC) added 1.51% or 2.15 points to end at 144.35 and Carnival PLC (LON:CCL) was up 1.49% or 61.00 points to 4162.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mediclinic International PLC (LON:MDCM), which fell 4.19% or 13.40 points to trade at 306.20 at the close. Capita PLC (LON:CPI) declined 3.60% or 4.20 points to end at 112.45 and ITV PLC (LON:ITV) was down 2.77% or 3.65 points to 128.35.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1360 to 716 and 309 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.34% or 4.45 to $1302.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 3.73% or 2.00 to hit $51.69 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 3.12% or 1.92 to trade at $59.67 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.23% to 1.3170, while EUR/GBP rose 0.47% to 0.8685.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 95.352.