U.K. stocks fell Thursday, as the FTSE 100 Index /zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed UK:UKX +0.53% closed down 0.78% at 6,997.27.
Among FTSE 100 constituents, aerospace products/parts company Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC /zigman2/quotes/203646520/delayed UK:RR +1.82% saw the largest decrease Thursday, as shares fell 3.56%
Shares of home goods retail firm Kingfisher PLC /zigman2/quotes/200571451/delayed UK:KGF -0.50% and investment advisors company St. James's Place PLC /zigman2/quotes/200849568/delayed UK:STJ 0.00% fell 3.29% and 3.25%, respectively.
Schroders PLC /zigman2/quotes/200207320/delayed UK:SDR +0.12% , an investment advisors company, and general mining business Anglo American PLC /zigman2/quotes/201381512/delayed UK:AAL +0.33% rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks fell 3.24% and 3.12%, respectively.
International Distribution Services PLC /zigman2/quotes/204213037/delayed UK:IDS -0.97% , an air freight company, saw the largest increase among FTSE 100 constituents, as shares increased 2.91% on Thursday.
Shares of industrial/office reits firm SEGRO PLC /zigman2/quotes/205428601/delayed UK:SGRO -0.22% and tobacco company Imperial Brands PLC /zigman2/quotes/208789104/delayed UK:IMB +1.12% increased 2.62% and 2.48%, respectively.
Informa PLC /zigman2/quotes/207253704/delayed UK:INF -0.22% , a publishing company, and general services company Ashtead Group PLC /zigman2/quotes/200232063/delayed UK:AHT +0.89% rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks climbed 1.95% and 1.78%, respectively.
The pound was down 1.70% against dollar /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled GBPUSD -0.4412% at $1.1134 and 0.95% against the euro at €1.1350.
Brent crude climbed 0.6% to $93.96, and the yield on the 10-year gilt /zigman2/quotes/211347177/realtime BX:TMBMKGB-10Y +0.98% declined 3.354 basis points to 4.167%.