U.K. stocks finished up Wednesday, with the FTSE 100 Index
rising 1.72% at 7,497.32.
Of the FTSE 100 constituents, clothing retail company JD Sports Fashion PLC
saw the largest increase Wednesday, as shares rose 6.09%.
Shares of food retail firm Ocado Group PLC
and investment advisors company Intermediate Capital Group PLC
rallied 4.83% and 4.12%, respectively.
Anglo American PLC
a general mining company, and residential building construction company Persimmon PLC
rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks increased 4.02% and 3.59%, respectively.
a wholesalers company, saw the largest drop of the FTSE 100 constituents, as shares slipped 0.96% on Wednesday.
Shares of precision products firm Halma PLC
and water utilities company Severn Trent PLC
dropped 0.39% and 0.08%, respectively.
Aveva Group PLC
a software company, and food retail firm J Sainsbury PLC
rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks climbed 0.16% and 0.59%, respectively.
The pound was down 0.93% against dollar
at $1.2072 and 0.69% against the euro
rose 2.5% to $82.00, and the yield on the 10-year gilt
declined 2.460 basis points to 3.575%.