Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in London, the lost 0.08%.
The best performers of the session on the were RSA Insurance Group PLC (LON:), which rose 2.94% or 15.20 points to trade at 532.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Barratt Developments PLC (LON:) added 2.82% or 15.40 points to end at 561.80 and Capita PLC (LON:) was up 2.37% or 2.75 points to 118.75 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tui AG (LON:), which fell 2.23% or 27.00 points to trade at 1184.00 at the close. Royal Mail PLC (LON:) declined 2.20% or 6.30 points to end at 280.00 and Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (LON:) was down 1.73% or 103.00 points to 5857.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1035 to 1022 and 336 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.19% or 2.45 to $1316.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.60% or 0.32 to hit $53.98 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.92% or 0.57 to trade at $62.55 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.06% to 1.2950, while EUR/GBP fell 0.30% to 0.8789.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 96.007.
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