– U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Mobile Telecommunications, Electronic & Electrical Equipment and Fixed Line Telecommunications sectors led shares higher.
At the close in London, the United Kingdom 100 added 0.03%.
The best performers of the session on the United Kingdom 100 were Paddy Power Betfair PLC (LON:PPB), which rose 3.05% or 188.00 points to trade at 6348.00 at the close. Meanwhile, EasyJet PLC (LON:EZJ) added 2.21% or 25.50 points to end at 1176.50 and Travis Perkins PLC (LON:TPK) was up 2.04% or 28.50 points to 1427.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG), which fell 2.20% or 39.50 points to trade at 1753.50 at the close. Anglo American PLC (LON:AAL) declined 2.01% or 44.50 points to end at 2165.00 and Antofagasta PLC (LON:ANTO) was down 1.96% or 20.00 points to 1002.50.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1271 to 829 and 323 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.24% or 3.05 to $1292.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.74% or 0.47 to hit $63.42 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.53% or 0.38 to trade at $71.17 a barrel.
GBP/USD was up 0.16% to 1.3102, while EUR/GBP fell 0.17% to 0.8630.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 96.532.