U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 0.37%
U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil Equipment Services&Distribution, Chemicals and Electronic&Electrical Equipment sectors led shares higher.At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 rose 0.37%.The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Fresnillo PLC (LON:FRES), which rose 5.54% or 45.60 points to trade at 868.80 at the close. Meanwhile, International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON:ICAG) added 2.94% or 13.00 points to end at 456.00 and EasyJet PLC (LON:EZJ) was up 2.86% or 24.80 points to 892.60 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Carnival PLC (LON:CCL), which fell 12.00% or 484.00 points to trade at 3549.00 at the close. Intu Properties PLC (LON:INTUP) declined 6.31% or 5.20 points to end at 77.24 and Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:DC) was down 5.10% or 6.35 points to 118.20.Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1260 to 926 and 214 ended unchanged.Shares in Carnival PLC (LON:CCL) fell to 52-week lows; falling 12.00% or 484.00 to 3549.00. Shares in Intu Properties PLC (LON:INTUP) fell to all time lows; losing 6.31% or 5.20 to 77.24. Gold Futures for August delivery was up 3.21% or 43.35 to $1392.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 5.39% or 2.91 to hit $56.88 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 3.88% or 2.40 to trade at $64.22 a barrel.GBP/USD was up 0.49% to 1.2701, while EUR/GBP rose 0.13% to 0.8890.The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.43% at 96.162.