U.K. stocks decreased Thursday, as the FTSE 100 Index /zigman2/quotes/210598409/delayed UK:UKX -0.19% finished down 1.77% at 6,881.59.
Among FTSE 100 constituents, clothing retail company Next PLC /zigman2/quotes/200704121/delayed UK:NXT +0.72% saw the largest drop Thursday, as shares plunged 12.21%
Shares of food retail firm Ocado Group PLC /zigman2/quotes/207225647/delayed UK:OCDO +2.37% and internet/online company Auto Trader Group PLC /zigman2/quotes/208097104/delayed UK:AUTO +0.65% shed 10.16% and 8.48%, respectively.
Rightmove PLC /zigman2/quotes/201303150/delayed UK:RMV +0.44% , a real estate developers company, and residential building construction business Taylor Wimpey PLC /zigman2/quotes/208623755/delayed UK:TW +0.73% rounded out the top five largest decreases as their stocks fell 7.11% and 6.46%, respectively.
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC /zigman2/quotes/203646520/delayed UK:RR +2.17% , an aerospace products/parts company, saw the largest increase among FTSE 100 constituents, as shares climbed 2.34% on Thursday.
Shares of defense equipment/products firm BAE Systems PLC /zigman2/quotes/206753913/delayed UK:BA -0.91% and general mining company Glencore PLC /zigman2/quotes/201400686/delayed UK:GLEN -1.13% rallied 2.00% and 1.25%, respectively.
Smith & Nephew PLC /zigman2/quotes/207176500/delayed UK:SN -0.09% , a medical equipment/supplies company, and general mining company Anglo American PLC /zigman2/quotes/201381512/delayed UK:AAL -3.18% rounded out the top five largest increases as their stocks increased 1.18% and 1.15%, respectively.
The pound was up 1.43% against dollar /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled GBPUSD +0.2779% at $1.1047 and 1.09% against the euro at €1.1305.
Brent crude rose 0.0% to $88.08, and the yield on the 10-year gilt /zigman2/quotes/211347177/realtime BX:TMBMKGB-10Y +0.93% declined 3.222 basis points to 4.143%.