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By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch

LONDON (MarketWatch) — The U.K.’s FTSE 100 climbed for a third straight day on Thursday, tracking a positive mood in the U.S. and the rest of Europe.

The FTSE 100 /zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed UK:UKX +0.06%  ended 0.2% higher at 6,463.55, after swinging between gains and losses. Stocks in Europe and the U.S. also traded higher on the back of some solid earnings and better-than-expected U.S. growth data.

Among major gainers in London, shares of St. James’s Place PLC /zigman2/quotes/200849568/delayed UK:STJ -0.21%  climbed 3.6% after the wealth manager said funds under management climbed in the third quarter.

Shares of Barclays PLC /zigman2/quotes/208409333/delayed UK:BARC -0.17% /zigman2/quotes/206581728/composite BCS +1.18%  ended 0.9% higher after trading both in positive and negative territory throughout the session. The bank reported third-quarter adjusted pretax profit that beat expectations, but booked a 500-million pound ($800 million) legal provision related to investigations into the alleged manipulation of the foreign-exchange market.

Other banks also rose. Shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC /zigman2/quotes/209265718/delayed UK:RBS -1.06% /zigman2/quotes/203233010/composite RBS -0.97%  gained 1.5% and Lloyds Banking Group PLC’s /zigman2/quotes/202285510/delayed UK:LLOY -1.75%   /zigman2/quotes/200709414/composite LYG -1.34%  climbed 0.9%.

Mining firms weakened capping gains for the FTSE. Precious-metals miners posted the biggest losses as gold prices /zigman2/quotes/210039467/delayed GCZ24 0.00%  slumped more than 2%. Shares of Randgold Resources Ltd.  lost 6%, and Fresnillo PLC /zigman2/quotes/201300065/delayed UK:FRES +1.23% dropped 4.3%. Among larger miners, Anglo American PLC /zigman2/quotes/201381512/delayed UK:AAL -0.04% gave up 2.4%, Rio Tinto PLC /zigman2/quotes/208934945/delayed UK:RIO +1.36%   /zigman2/quotes/202627887/composite RIO +3.56%   /zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed AU:RIO +2.84%  slipped 1.3%, and BHP Billiton PLC /zigman2/quotes/208108397/composite BHP +3.13%   /zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed AU:BHP +1.65%  dropped 0.9%.

Outside the main index in London, Balfour Beatty PLC /zigman2/quotes/202863772/delayed UK:BBY -0.38%  fell 1% after Jefferies cut the construction company to underperform from hold.

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UK : FTSE UK
6,179.75
+3.56 +0.06%
Volume: 703,449
July 14, 2020 4:56p
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/zigman2/quotes/200849568/delayed
UK : U.K.: London
953.00 p
-2.00 -0.21%
Volume: 1.32M
July 14, 2020 4:35p
P/E Ratio
34.74
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4.04%
Market Cap
£5.10 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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UK : U.K.: London
119.36 p
-0.20 -0.17%
Volume: 41.40M
July 14, 2020 4:35p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
£20.72 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/206581728/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
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+0.07 +1.18%
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July 14, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
2.41%
Market Cap
$26.15 billion
Rev. per Employee
$458,292
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UK : U.K.: London
121.25 p
-1.30 -1.06%
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July 14, 2020 4:35p
P/E Ratio
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Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
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Rev. per Employee
N/A
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 3.06
-0.03 -0.97%
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July 14, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
5.29
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
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Rev. per Employee
$329,888
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UK : U.K.: London
30.11 p
-0.54 -1.75%
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July 14, 2020 4:35p
P/E Ratio
8.73
Dividend Yield
0.00%
Market Cap
£21.67 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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US : U.S.: NYSE
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P/E Ratio
8.29
Dividend Yield
3.78%
Market Cap
$27.35 billion
Rev. per Employee
$438,332
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US : U.S.: Nymex
$ 1,923.20
0.00 0.00%
Volume: 0.00
July 14, 2020 5:06p
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UK : U.K.: London
1,005.00 p
+12.20 +1.23%
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July 14, 2020 4:35p
P/E Ratio
46.12
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1.17%
Market Cap
£7.32 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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UK : U.K.: London
1,967.40 p
-0.80 -0.04%
Volume: 3.58M
July 14, 2020 4:35p
P/E Ratio
9.09
Dividend Yield
4.53%
Market Cap
£24.29 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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UK : U.K.: London
4,824.50 p
+64.50 +1.36%
Volume: 2.94M
July 14, 2020 4:35p
P/E Ratio
12.63
Dividend Yield
7.27%
Market Cap
£79.78 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/202627887/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 60.84
+2.09 +3.56%
Volume: 3.33M
July 14, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
12.43
Dividend Yield
6.28%
Market Cap
$100.67 billion
Rev. per Employee
$852,406
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/zigman2/quotes/200083756/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 104.13
+2.88 +2.84%
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July 15, 2020 12:52p
P/E Ratio
14.85
Dividend Yield
6.31%
Market Cap
$144.02 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.14M
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US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 52.36
+1.59 +3.13%
Volume: 2.44M
July 14, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
14.08
Dividend Yield
5.46%
Market Cap
$121.52 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/201448516/delayed
AU : Australia: Sydney
$ 37.69
+0.61 +1.65%
Volume: 2.62M
July 15, 2020 12:53p
P/E Ratio
14.10
Dividend Yield
5.65%
Market Cap
$173.85 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/202863772/delayed
UK : U.K.: London
261.60 p
-1.00 -0.38%
Volume: 551,177
July 14, 2020 4:35p
P/E Ratio
13.86
Dividend Yield
0.80%
Market Cap
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Rev. per Employee
N/A
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Sara Sjolin is a MarketWatch reporter based in London. Follow her on Twitter @sarasjolin.

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