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Positive Finish for U.K. Stocks



The U.K. stocks had a positive finish on Friday, with the FTSE 100 Index rising 0.23% to reach 7,663.73.

Top Gainers

Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (HL)

Hargreaves Lansdown PLC, an investment advisors company, saw the largest increase on Friday, as shares rose 1.87%.

Ashtead Group PLC (AHT)

Shares of general services firm Ashtead Group PLC increased by 1.35%.

Rentokil Initial PLC (RTO)

Diversified business services company Rentokil Initial PLC experienced a rise of 1.33% in its stocks.


RELX PLC, a publishing company, witnessed a climb of 1.12% in its stocks.

Diageo PLC (DGE)

Alcoholic beverages/drinks business Diageo PLC also registered a notable increase of 1.10% in its stocks.

Top Losers

Polymetal International PLC (POLY)

Polymetal International PLC, a general mining company, faced the largest decrease among the FTSE 100 constituents, as its shares tumbled 11.83% on Friday.


Shares of advertising/marketing/public relations firm WPP PLC fell by 4.21%.

International Distribution Services PLC (IDS)

Air freight company International Distribution Services PLC experienced a decline of 3.19% in its stocks.

Prudential PLC (PRU)

Prudential PLC, a life insurance company, saw a drop of 2.98% in its stocks.


Broadcasting company ITV PLC also faced a decrease of 2.42% in its stocks.

Currency and Commodity Market Trends

The pound showed a slight decrease of 0.13% against the dollar, reaching $1.2851, and a minimal drop of 0.03% against the euro, reaching €1.1557.

Brent crude rose by 1.3% to reach $80.69, while the yield on the 10-year gilt increased by 0.430 basis points to 4.278%.

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