© Reuters. U.K. stocks larger at close of trade Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up .59%

Investing.com – U.K. stocks have been larger following the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares larger.

At the close in London, the rose .59%.

The most effective performers of the session on the have been Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:), which rose six.78% or 9.35 points to trade at 147.35 at the close. Meanwhile, Whitbread PLC (LON:) added four.84% or 236.00 points to finish at 5114.00 and Capita PLC (LON:) was up four.33% or five.15 points to 124.15 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session have been WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (LON:), which fell 1.71% or three.85 points to trade at 221.15 at the close. J Sainsbury PLC (LON:) declined 1.45% or three.30 points to finish at 223.80 and 3I Group PLC (LON:) was down 1.12% or 10.80 points to 949.20.

Increasing stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1280 to 807 and 329 ended unchanged.

Shares in Whitbread PLC (LON:) rose to three-years highs increasing four.84% or 236.00 to 5114.00.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up .58% or 7.45 to $1302.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell .20% or .12 to hit $58.49 a barrel, even though the May perhaps Brent oil contract fell .30% or .20 to trade at $67.03 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up .42% to 1.3295, even though EUR/GBP fell .25% to .8513.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down .19% at 96.585.

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