June 24, 2024

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United Kingdom – Stocks closed the session lower and the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 Index fell 0.54%, according to Investing.com

United Kingdom – Stocks closed the session lower and the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 Index fell 0.54%, according to Investing.com

Investing.com – United Kingdom equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the , and , and sectors propelled shares lower.

At the London close, the index fell 0.54%.

The best performers of the session on the index came from stocks Compass panel PLC (LON: ), which rose 1.73%, corresponding to 38.00 points, ended the session trading at 2.00. Meanwhile, stocks Pearson PLC (LON:) added 1.63% or 15.40 points to end the day at 961.80 while Diploma PLC (LON:) was up 1.20% or 50.00 points to settle at 4.00.

The worst performers of the session were stocks Fresnillo PLC (LON: ), which declined 5.73% or 34.00 points to trade at 559.00 at the close. Prudential PLC ( LON: ) declined 4.01% or 30.60 points to end at 731.60, and Intermediate Capital Group PLC (LON: ) traded down 3.71% or 86.00 points to end at 2.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered advancing stocks on the London Stock Exchange by 1062 to 735, while 716 ended unchanged.

Gold futures for August delivery fell 2.74%, or 65.60, to $2.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere, crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.17% or 0.13 to settle at $75.42 a barrel, while Brent crude futures for delivery in August traded down 0.38% or $79.57 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.50% to 1.27 and EUR/GBP was down 0.23% to 0.85.

Dollar index futures were down 0.75% at 104.83.

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