U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.09%

4 April 2018, 17: 03
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U.K. equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the TobaccoBeverage and Mobile Telecommunications sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (LON:MRW), which rose 2.87% or 6.10 points to trade at 218.40 at the close. Shire PLC (LON:SHP) added 2.64% or 92.50 points to end at 3600.00 and Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) was up 2.56% or 62.50 points to 2506.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included GKN PLC (LON:GKN), which lost 3.97% or 17.70 points to trade at 428.50 in late trade. Anglo American PLC (LON:AAL) declined 3.17% or 52.00 points to end at 1587.80 and Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN) shed 3.16% or 11.25 points to 345.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1285 to 710 and 129 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.09% or 1.20 to $1338.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.58% or 0.37 to hit $63.14 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.68% or 0.46 to trade at $67.66 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.15% to 1.4078, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8733.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 89.72.