UK stocks up; Investing.com UK 100 up 0.48% at close By Investing.com

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© Reuters. UK stocks up; Investing.com UK 100 up 0.48% by close

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in London, it was up 0.48%.

The best performers of the session were DS Smith PLC (LON: ), which rose 3.72% or 10.50 points to trade at 292.80 at the close. Meanwhile, Avast PLC (LON: ) added 3.17% or 15.60 points to end at 507.40 and Antofagasta PLC (LON: ) added 2.98% or 38.50 points to end at 1,329.50 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were EasyJet (LON: ), which lost 6.31% or 28.00 points to trade at 415.70. Tui AG (LON: ) was down 4.03% or 6.65 points to end at 158.45 and Carnival Corporation (LON: ) was down 3.08% or 22.40 points at 705.20.

On the London Stock Exchange, 956 stocks fell, outnumbering gainers by 895, while 420 stocks were little changed.

Gold futures August options contracts fell 0.10% or 1.75 points to hit $1,838.85. As for the rest of the futures, the price of the WTI crude oil futures contract for delivery in August rose 1.63% (1.76 points) to be quoted at US$109.75, while the August Brent crude oil futures contract in London rose 0.81% (0.93) to trade at US$115.06.

GBP/USD remained unchanged by 0.22% at 1.23, while EUR/GBP was basically flat by 0.08% at 0.86.

U.S. dollar index futures were down 0.10% at 104.16.

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