U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 2.65%

© Reuters. U.K. shares higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 2.65%

Investing.com – U.K. equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, the added 2.65% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Tui AG (LON:), which rose 8.73% or 27.66 points to trade at 344.66 at the close. Carnival PLC (LON:) added 7.76% or 98.0 points to end at 1361.0 and EasyJet PLC (LON:) was up 6.97% or 53.34 points to 818.74 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AstraZeneca PLC (LON:), which lost 0.48% or 36.0 points to trade at 7435.0 in late trade. Ferguson Plc (LON:) declined 0.20% or 17.9 points to end at 8902.1 and RSA Insurance Group PLC (LON:) gained 0.06% or 0.40 points to 677.40.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1576 to 735 and 68 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.21% or 3.75 to $1819.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.77% or 1.05 to hit $60.52 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.91% or 1.19 to trade at $63.62 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.47% to 1.3908, while EUR/GBP fell 0.34% to 0.8721.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 90.332.

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