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FTSE 100 down; U.K. shares mixed at market open

Published 14/06/2024, 08:30
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Investing.com - U.K. equities started with gains on Friday, with rises in half of the sectors, the most notable risers being the Life Insurance, Banks, Mobile Telecommunications and Oil & Gas sectors, while Industrial Engineering, Household Goods and Automobiles & Parts fell.

At the market open in London, the FTSE 100 Index increased 0.02%. The FTSE 250 Index and the FTSE 350 Index also rose. The FTSE 250 climbed 0.08%, while the FTSE 350 increased by 0.10%.

Top Gainers:

  • Pershing Square (NYSE:SQ): Climbed 1.54% or 66.00 points to 4,344.00
  • Legal & General (LON:LGEN): Increased 1.52% or 3.40 points to 227.10
  • Smurfit Kappa (LON:SKG): Rose 1.13% or 40.00 points to 3,580.0

Top Losers:

  • Flutter (LON:FLTRF) Entertainment: Fell 1.31% or 185.0 points to 13,985.0
  • Severn Trent (LON:SVT): Declined 1.21% or 30.6 points to 2,489.4
  • United Utilities (LON:UU): Dropped 0.95% or 10.00 points to 1,040.50

In Commodities Trading:

  • Gold Futures for August delivery rose 8.20 points to 2,326.20 a troy ounce.
  • Crude Oil for July delivery declined 0.46 points to 78.16 a barrel.
  • August Brent Oil Contract fell 0.40% or 0.33 points to 82.24 a barrel.

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Main Economic Events:

Today's main economic event in the United Kingdom is CFTC GBP speculative net positions.

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