Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in London, the rose 0.42% to hit a new 6-months high.
The best performers of the session on the were St. James’s Place PLC (LON:), which rose 2.76% or 30.00 points to trade at 1117.00 at the close. Meanwhile, WPP PLC (LON:) added 2.76% or 24.40 points to end at 909.60 and Prudential PLC (LON:) was up 2.73% or 46.50 points to 1748.50 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Mediclinic International PLC (LON:), which fell 2.66% or 8.30 points to trade at 303.80 at the close. Mondi PLC (LON:) declined 2.49% or 45.00 points to end at 1759.00 and Centrica PLC (LON:) was down 1.88% or 2.05 points to 107.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1311 to 746 and 327 ended unchanged.
Shares in Centrica PLC (LON:) fell to 5-year lows; down 1.88% or 2.05 to 107.00.
Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.10% or 14.25 to $1277.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.46% or 0.29 to hit $63.69 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.27% or 0.19 to trade at $71.37 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.33% to 1.3054, while EUR/GBP rose 0.19% to 0.8647.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 96.675.
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