Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in London, the lost 0.16% to hit a new 6-months low.
The best performers of the session on the were Old Mutual Ltd (LON:), which rose 8.15% or 8.78 points to trade at 116.52 at the close. Meanwhile, Barratt Developments PLC (LON:) added 5.33% or 26.00 points to end at 513.80 and Fresnillo PLC (LON:) was up 4.46% or 37.40 points to 876.40 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Imperial Brands PLC (LON:), which fell 6.03% or 161.50 points to trade at 2516.50 at the close. British American Tobacco PLC (LON:) declined 3.91% or 133.00 points to end at 3272.00 and United Utilities Group PLC (LON:) was down 2.41% or 17.00 points to 687.40.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1326 to 827 and 249 ended unchanged.
Shares in British American Tobacco PLC (LON:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 3.91% or 133.00 to 3272.00.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.51% or 6.30 to $1221.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.07% or 0.05 to hit $70.92 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.71% or 0.57 to trade at $79.69 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.58% to 1.3156, while EUR/GBP rose 0.30% to 0.8788.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 94.91.
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