The United Kingdom stock markets fell after Thursday’s closing due to the decline in the shares of the Automobiles & Parts, Industrial Engineering, and Industrial Metals & Mining sectors.
At the close of the London Stock Exchange, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 lost 0.56%.
At the close on Thursday, the United Kingdom stock markets fell due to a decline in the Automobiles & Parts, Industrial Engineering, and Industrial Metals & Mining sectors. Aviva PLC (LON:AV), trading under the UK 100, had the best performance of the session, rising 2.73% or 12.30 points to 462.40. Meanwhile, Informa PLC (LON:INF) rose 2.59% or 17.60 points to 697.00, and BAE Systems PLC (LON:BAES) rose 2.19% or 20.00 points to 935.20.
Carnival PLC (LON:CCL) had the worst performance of the session, falling 5.15% or 42.00 points to 774.00, while Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC (LON:SPX) fell 5.06% or 600.00 points to 11.00, and DS Smith PLC (LON:SMDS) fell 4.75% or 16.30 points to 326.80.
On the London Stock Exchange, 1,210 stocks fell while 615 rose, and 445 remained unchanged.
Informa PLC (LON:INF) rose 2.59% or 17.60 to 697.00, reaching a three-year high, while BAE Systems PLC (LON:BAES) rose 2.19% or 20.00 to 935.20, reaching an all-time high.
Gold futures for April gained 0.87% or 15.85 to trade at $1,000 per ounce, while crude oil futures for April lost 0.47% or 0.36 to trade at $76.30 per barrel. Meanwhile, Brent crude oil futures for May fell 0.48% or 0.40 to trade at $82.26 per barrel.
GBP/USD rose 0.76% to trade at 1.19, while EUR/GBP remained unchanged at 0.89.
Dollar Index Futures fell 0.40% to trade at 105.21.