Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Pharmaceuticals&Biotech, Oil Equipment Services&Distribution and Mobile Telecommunications sectors led shares lower.
At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 0.96%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (LON:RBS), which rose 3.01% or 6.80 points to trade at 232.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Intu Properties PLC (LON:INTUP) added 2.96% or 3.25 points to end at 113.00 and Land Securities Group PLC (LON:LAND) was up 2.06% or 17.20 points to 850.40 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Paddy Power Betfair PLC (LON:PPB), which fell 4.13% or 270.00 points to trade at 6260.00 at the close. AstraZeneca PLC (LON:AZN) declined 3.55% or 203.00 points to end at 5509.00 and Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) was down 3.49% or 35.90 points to 991.60.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1387 to 694 and 301 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.11% or 1.45 to $1290.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.76% or 0.39 to hit $51.20 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.06% or 0.64 to trade at $59.84 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.30% to 1.2879, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.8913.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 95.132.