U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.16%

Aug 03, 2018

U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Forestry&Paper, Mining and Software&Computer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in London, the United Kingdom 100 added 1.16%.

The best performers of the session on the United Kingdom 100 were Mondi PLC (LON:MNDI), which rose 7.92% or 164.00 points to trade at 2236.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Mediclinic International PLC (LON:MDCM) added 3.67% or 18.20 points to end at 514.20 and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON:RR) was up 3.40% or 36.00 points to 1094.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Travis Perkins PLC (LON:TPK), which fell 2.74% or 31.00 points to trade at 1102.00 at the close. International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON:ICAG) declined 2.22% or 15.20 points to end at 669.80 and Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:HIK) was down 1.78% or 29.50 points to 1630.50.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 880 to 585 and 306 ended unchanged.

Shares in Mondi PLC (LON:MNDI) rose to all time highs; gaining 7.92% or 164.00 to 2236.00. Shares in Travis Perkins PLC (LON:TPK) fell to 5-year lows; losing 2.74% or 31.00 to 1102.00. Shares in Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON:RR) rose to 3-years highs; rising 3.40% or 36.00 to 1094.00.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.49% or 6.00 to $1226.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.07% or 0.74 to hit $68.22 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.57% or 0.42 to trade at $73.03 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.01% to 1.3019, while EUR/GBP rose 0.04% to 0.8905.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 94.85.