Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in London, the lost 0.31%.
The best performers of the session on the were Berkeley Group Hldgs (LON:), which rose 8.45% or 215.00 points to trade at 2760.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Land Securities Group PLC (LON:) added 2.18% or 20.50 points to end at 959.50 and Randgold Resources Ltd (LON:) was up 2.10% or 120.00 points to 5825.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (LON:), which fell 3.15% or 6.300 points to trade at 193.400 at the close. Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON:) declined 3.08% or 21.00 points to end at 661.00 and Barclays PLC (LON:) was down 2.79% or 6.10 points to 212.95.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1394 to 899 and 421 ended unchanged.
Gold for February delivery was up 0.78% or 9.15 to $ 1178.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.65% or 0.33 to hit $ 51.39 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.44% or 0.24 to trade at $ 54.18 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.64% to 1.2673, while EUR/GBP fell 0.54% to 0.8422.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.21% at 100.81.
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