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U.K. stocks continue positive streak, rise for third day

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U.K. stocks finished up Wednesday, with the FTSE 100 Index
UKX,
+1.72%
rising 1.72% at 7,497.32.

Of the FTSE 100 constituents, clothing retail company JD Sports Fashion PLC
JD,
+6.09%
saw the largest increase Wednesday, as shares rose 6.09%.

Shares of food retail firm Ocado Group PLC
OCDO,
+4.83%
and investment advisors company Intermediate Capital Group PLC
ICP,
+4.12%
rallied 4.83% and 4.12%, respectively.

Anglo American PLC
AAL,
+4.02%,
a general mining company, and residential building construction company Persimmon PLC
PSN,
+3.59%
rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks increased 4.02% and 3.59%, respectively.

Bunzl PLC
BNZL,
-0.96%,
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
HLMA,
-0.39%
and water utilities company Severn Trent PLC
SVT,
+0.08%
dropped 0.39% and 0.08%, respectively.

Aveva Group PLC
AVV,
+0.16%,
a software company, and food retail firm J Sainsbury PLC
SBRY,
+0.59%
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
GBPUSD,
-0.98%
at $1.2072 and 0.69% against the euro
GBPEUR,
-0.72%
at €1.1390.

Brent crude
BRN00,
+2.46%
rose 2.5% to $82.00, and the yield on the 10-year gilt
TMBMKGB-10Y,
3.574%
declined 2.460 basis points to 3.575%.


Editor’s Note: This story was auto-generated by Automated Insights, an automation technology provider, using data from Dow Jones and FactSet. See our market data terms of use.

Credit: marketwatch.com

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