Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in London, the gained 0.11%.
The best performers of the session on the were Royal Dutch Shell PLC B (LON:), which rose 4.28% or 87.00 points to trade at 2118.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Royal Dutch Shell PLC (LON:) added 3.95% or 77.00 points to end at 2026.00 and BP PLC (LON:) was up 3.82% or 16.90 points to 459.45 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Capita PLC (LON:), which fell 5.92% or 33.00 points to trade at 524.50 at the close. Fresnillo PLC (LON:) declined 2.75% or 34.00 points to end at 1200.00 and Sage Group PLC (LON:) was down 2.67% or 18.00 points to 657.50.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1173 to 1128 and 470 ended unchanged.
Shares in Capita PLC (LON:) fell to 5-year lows; down 5.92% or 33.00 to 524.50.
Gold for February delivery was down 1.30% or 15.45 to $ 1175.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 8.49% or 3.84 to hit $ 49.07 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 8.81% or 4.17 to trade at $ 51.49 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.13% to 1.2477, while EUR/GBP fell 0.47% to 0.8485.
The US Dollar Index was up 0.68% at 101.67.
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