Investing.com – UK shares closed higher on Friday; , and gains across sectors pushed the indices higher.
At closing in London, 2.06% added.
was the best value of the session standard Chartered PLC (LON:), up 2.31% or 11.80 points, closed at 523.20. Follow him British American Tobacco PLC (LON:), which closed 1.95% or 58.0 points higher at 3,033.0, and Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:), which gained 1.85%, or 1.00 points, to close the session at 54.97.
At the bottom of the index was Russia’s Sberbank (LON:), which fell 6.40%, or 0.90 points, to close at 13.23. B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:), meanwhile, fell 5.33%, 31.80 points to close at 564.80, while Okado Group Plc (LON:) ended 4.87% or 74.00 points lower at 1,445.00.
The Reds beat the Greens by 1,230 to 691 on the London Stock Exchange, with 449 closing flat.
Standard Chartered Plc (LON:) shares hit a 52-week high, gaining 2.31%, or 11.80, to close at 523.20. Shares of Russia’s Sberbank of Russia (LON:) fell 6.40%, or 0.90, to a 52-week low at 13.23. Shares of British American Tobacco Plc (LON:) hit a 52-week high, rising 1.95%, or 58.0, to close at 3,033.0. Shares of Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:) hit a 52-week high, rising 1.85%, or 1.00, to end at 54.97. Shares of Ocado Group PLC (LON:) fell to a 52-week low, retreating 4.87% to 74.00 to close at 1,445.00.
Gold futures for February delivery fell 0.26%, or $4.65, to $1,816.75 per troy ounce. Among other commodities, crude oil futures for February delivery rose 2.02%, or $1.66, to $83.78 a barrel, while Brent oil futures for March delivery rose 1.67%, 1.41, to $85.88 a barrel.
GBP/USD fell 0.32% to 1.3660, while EUR/GBP fell 0.05% to 0.8350.
The dollar index rose 0.45% to 95.200.
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