U.K. stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 down 0.02%

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Investing.com – U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil Equipment Services & Distribution, Healthcare Equipment & Services and Aerospace & Defense sectors led shares lower.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 declined 0.02%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Mediclinic International PLC (LON:MDCM), which rose 4.00% or 13.10 points to trade at 340.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Intu Properties PLC (LON:INTUP) added 3.78% or 3.70 points to end at 101.70 and Unilever PLC (LON:ULVR) was up 2.87% or 125.50 points to 4503.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were BAE Systems PLC (LON:BAES), which fell 3.77% or 19.30 points to trade at 491.90 at the close. Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:HIK) declined 2.73% or 46.50 points to end at 1657.50 and Smith & Nephew PLC (LON:SN) was down 1.90% or 28.00 points to 1444.50.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the London Stock Exchange by 0 to 0.

Shares in Unilever PLC (LON:ULVR) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.87% or 125.50 to 4503.50.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.01% or 0.01 to $1277.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.38% or 0.24 to hit $64.00 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $71.95 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.06% to 1.3003, while EUR/GBP rose 0.17% to 0.8651.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 97.132.

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