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 0.12%.
The best performers of the session on the were Micro Focus International PLC (LON:), which rose 4.67% or 57.00 points to trade at 1278.50 at the close. Meanwhile, DCC plc (LON:) added 3.70% or 255.0 points to end at 7155.0 and Burberry Group PLC (LON:) was up 2.53% or 52.00 points to 2108.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Randgold Resources Ltd (LON:), which fell 1.65% or 92.00 points to trade at 5480.00 at the close. Mediclinic International PLC (LON:) declined 1.60% or 8.60 points to end at 527.60 and Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:) was down 1.17% or 4.80 points to 404.70.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1140 to 813 and 334 ended unchanged.
Shares in Randgold Resources Ltd (LON:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 1.65% or 92.00 to 5480.00.
Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.30% or 3.70 to $1242.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.80% or 0.56 to hit $70.89 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.22% or 0.91 to trade at $75.36 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.08% to 1.3216, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8830.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 94.58.
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