U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.42% By Investing.com

© Reuters. U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.42%

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.

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.