– U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrial Metals & Mining, Forestry & Paper and Aerospace & Defense sectors led shares higher.
At the close in London, the United Kingdom 100 gained 0.30%.
The best performers of the session on the United Kingdom 100 were Tui AG (LON:TUIT), which rose 3.81% or 50.50 points to trade at 1377.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Burberry Group PLC (LON:BRBY) added 3.36% or 70.00 points to end at 2153.00 and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON:RR) was up 2.74% or 26.20 points to 981.20 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were SSE PLC (LON:SSE), which fell 3.21% or 36.00 points to trade at 1084.00 at the close. Informa Plc (LON:INF) declined 2.13% or 16.00 points to end at 734.60 and Severn Trent PLC (LON:SVT) was down 1.49% or 28.50 points to 1884.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1139 to 832 and 344 ended unchanged.
Shares in SSE PLC (LON:SSE) fell to 5-year lows; losing 3.21% or 36.00 to 1084.00.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.66% or 8.00 to $1200.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.01% or 0.69 to hit $69.28 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.37% or 0.29 to trade at $78.47 a barrel.
GBP/USD was down 0.22% to 1.3079, while EUR/GBP fell 0.16% to 0.8905.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 94.84.