© Reuters. U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.14%

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 0.14%.

The best performers of the session on the were WPP PLC (LON:), which rose 5.41% or 49.00 points to trade at 955.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Royal Mail PLC (LON:) added 2.33% or 5.80 points to end at 254.30 and Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:) was up 2.32% or 8.50 points to 375.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (LON:), which fell 4.00% or 10.00 points to trade at 240.00 at the close. Glencore PLC (LON:) declined 3.30% or 10.60 points to end at 310.85 and BP PLC (LON:) was down 2.32% or 13.20 points to 556.10.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1114 to 904 and 353 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.81% or 10.35 to $1290.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 3.71% or 2.42 to hit $62.79 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 3.77% or 2.80 to trade at $71.55 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.27% to 1.2932, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8632.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 97.655.

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