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