U.K. stocks increased Friday, as the FTSE 100 Index /zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed UK:UKX -0.78% closed up 0.18% at 6,893.81.
Among FTSE 100 constituents, residential building construction company Barratt Developments PLC /zigman2/quotes/209812640/delayed UK:BDEV +0.96% saw the largest increase Friday, as shares climbed 5.81%.
Shares of residential building construction firm Persimmon PLC /zigman2/quotes/206444744/delayed UK:PSN +0.59% and industrial/office reits company SEGRO PLC /zigman2/quotes/205428601/delayed UK:SGRO -1.56% increased 5.32% and 5.02%, respectively.
Burberry Group PLC /zigman2/quotes/205386705/delayed UK:BRBY -4.51% , a clothing company, and residential building construction firm Berkeley Group Holdings PLC /zigman2/quotes/202576163/delayed UK:BKG +0.24% rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks rallied 4.27% and 4.17%, respectively.
BAE Systems PLC /zigman2/quotes/206753913/delayed UK:BA -0.10% , a defense equipment/products company, saw the largest decrease among FTSE 100 constituents, as shares shed 4.27% on Friday.
Shares of food products firm Unilever PLC /zigman2/quotes/205449809/delayed UK:ULVR -0.85% and nondurable household products company Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC /zigman2/quotes/206856088/delayed UK:RKT -1.12% fell 2.73% and 2.42%, respectively.
Glencore PLC /zigman2/quotes/201400686/delayed UK:GLEN -0.45% , a general mining company, and wholesalers firm Ferguson PLC /zigman2/quotes/209006722/delayed UK:FERG +1.27% rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks fell 1.77% and 1.47%, respectively.
The pound was up 0.03% against dollar /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled GBPUSD -0.1879% at $1.1126 and 0.42% against the euro at €1.1376.
Brent crude shed 0.6% to $86.67, and the yield on the 10-year gilt /zigman2/quotes/211347177/realtime BX:TMBMKGB-10Y +1.92% increased 0.043 basis points to 4.140%.