U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.81% By Investing.com

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Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in London, the added 0.81%.

The best performers of the session on the were Vodafone Group PLC (LON:), which rose 10.61% or 14.00 points to trade at 146.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Pearson PLC (LON:) added 5.89% or 51.60 points to end at 927.00 and Relx PLC (LON:) was up 3.59% or 67.00 points to 1934.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Anglo American PLC (LON:), which fell 4.07% or 89.00 points to trade at 2098.00 at the close. EasyJet PLC (LON:) declined 3.96% or 42.50 points to end at 1030.50 and Antofagasta PLC (LON:) was down 2.25% or 21.60 points to 938.40.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1118 to 993 and 199 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.32% or 4.55 to $1419.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $56.02 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.09% or 0.06 to trade at $63.33 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.55% to 1.2385, while EUR/GBP rose 0.46% to 0.8982.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 97.768.

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