U.K. shares lower at close of trade; United Kingdom 100 down 0.87%

© Reuters. U.K. shares lower at close of trade; United Kingdom 100 down 0.87% – U.K. equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in London, the fell 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were AstraZeneca PLC (LON:), which rose 1.97% or 167.0 points to trade at 8666.0 at the close. Avast PLC (LON:) added 1.91% or 9.40 points to end at 502.20 and Ocado Group PLC (LON:) was up 1.71% or 34.00 points to 2019.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Burberry Group PLC (LON:), which lost 8.67% or 195.0 points to trade at 2055.0 in late trade. International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON:) declined 5.91% or 11.08 points to end at 176.40 and EasyJet PLC (LON:) shed 5.80% or 55.40 points to 899.60.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1276 to 950 and 215 ended unchanged on the London Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.12% or 2.15 to $1779.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.38% or 1.02 to hit $73.03 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.47% or 1.11 to trade at $74.27 a barrel.

GBP/USD was up 0.12% to 1.3894, while EUR/GBP fell 0.14% to 0.8589.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 91.812.

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