U.K. stocks increased Wednesday, as the FTSE 100 Index
finished up 0.17% at 7,465.24.
Of the FTSE 100 constituents, investment advisors company Hargreaves Lansdown PLC
saw the largest increase Wednesday, as shares rose 4.53%.
Shares of food retail firm Ocado Group PLC
and investment advisors company Intermediate Capital Group PLC
rallied 4.18% and 3.89%, respectively.
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC
an aerospace products/parts company, and mixed retailing company B&M European Value Retail S.A.
rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks increased 3.66% and 3.27%, respectively.
International Distribution Services PLC
an air freight company, saw the largest decrease of the FTSE 100 constituents, as shares dropped 2.54% on Wednesday.
Shares of pharmaceuticals firm GSK PLC
and wholesalers company Ferguson PLC
declined 1.82% and 1.36%, respectively.
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC
a closed-end funds company, and major oil & gas company Shell PLC
rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks declined 1.19% and 1.09%, respectively.
The pound was up 1.29% against dollar
at $1.2040 and 0.71% against the euro
dropped 3.9% to $84.24, and the yield on the 10-year gilt
fell 11.710 basis points to 3.022%.