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U.K. stocks fall for second session

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U.K. stocks remained flat Friday, as the FTSE 100 Index
UKX,
-0.03%
finished at 7,556.23.

Of the FTSE 100 constituents, wholesalers company Ferguson PLC
FERG,
-2.53%
saw the largest decline Friday, as shares shed 2.53%

Shares of investment advisors firm Intermediate Capital Group PLC
ICP,
-1.97%
and major oil & gas company BP PLC
BP,
-1.75%
dropped 1.97% and 1.75%, respectively.

Melrose Industries PLC
MRO,
-1.53%,
a building materials/products company, and general services firm Ashtead Group PLC
AHT,
-1.45%
rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks dropped 1.53% and 1.45%, respectively.

Associated British Foods PLC
ABF,
+5.04%,
a food products company, saw the largest increase among FTSE 100 constituents, as shares rallied 5.04% on Friday.

Shares of aerospace products/parts firm Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC
RR,
+3.82%
and investment advisors company Hargreaves Lansdown PLC
HL,
+2.25%
rallied 3.82% and 2.25%, respectively.

Antofagasta PLC
ANTO,
+2.06%,
a non-ferrous metals company, and broadcasting business ITV PLC
ITV,
+1.98%
rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks climbed 2.06% and 1.98%, respectively.

The pound was up 0.24% against dollar
GBPUSD,
+0.29%
at $1.2285 and 0.33% against the euro
UK:GBPEUR
at €1.1683.

Brent crude
US:BRN00
rose 0.0% to $86.91, and the yield on the 10-year gilt
TMBMKGB-10Y,
3.152%
rose 4.790 basis points to 3.153%.


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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