U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.03%

Jul 30, 2018

U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Software&Computer Services, Beverage and Gas, Water&Multiutilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in London, the United Kingdom 100 lost 0.03%.

The best performers of the session on the United Kingdom 100 were Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD), which rose 3.61% or 6.50 points to trade at 186.50 at the close. Meanwhile, St. James’s Place PLC (LON:SJP) added 2.36% or 28.00 points to end at 1216.50 and Hammerson PLC (LON:HMSO) was up 1.92% or 9.80 points to 519.60 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sage Group PLC (LON:SGE), which fell 5.14% or 33.20 points to trade at 612.80 at the close. Pearson PLC (LON:PSON) declined 2.86% or 27.40 points to end at 930.00 and Taylor Wimpey PLC (LON:TW) was down 2.19% or 3.85 points to 172.05.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1119 to 885 and 339 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.11% or 1.40 to $1221.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.99% or 1.37 to hit $70.06 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.02% or 0.76 to trade at $75.52 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.23% to 1.3136, while EUR/GBP rose 0.26% to 0.8918.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 94.08.