The FTSE 100 Index closed up 0.47% at 7,564.37, showcasing a positive day for U.K. stocks.

Top Performers

  • Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (RR) led the gains with a significant increase of 7.44%.
  • Mondi PLC (MNDI), a paper and pulp firm, saw its shares rise by 5.46%.
  • Investment advisors company St. James’s Place PLC (STJ) experienced a positive day, with shares climbing 4.32%.

Other Notable Gains

  • Flutter Entertainment PLC (FLTR), a company in the gambling industries sector, witnessed a gain of 3.55%.
  • Smurfit Kappa Group PLC (SKG), a containers and packaging business, also had a positive day with shares increasing by 3.38%.

Top Decliners

WPP PLC (WPP), an advertising, marketing, and public relations company, faced the largest decline among FTSE 100 constituents, with shares decreasing by 3.45%.

Other Decreases

  • Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC (SPX), a technical services firm, witnessed a decline of 1.13%.
  • Compass Group PLC (CPG), a company in the restaurant industry, also faced a decrease in shares by 1.04%.

Also Worth Noting

  • Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RKT), a nondurable household products company, experienced a decrease of 1.02% in its stocks.
  • Experian PLC (EXPN) from the finance industry rounded out the top five largest decreases with a decline of 0.97%.

Currency and Commodity Trends

The pound strengthened by 0.53% against the dollar to reach $1.2775. However, it weakened by 0.28% against the euro at €1.1576.

Meanwhile, Brent crude rose by 1.2% to $86.14, contributing to a positive day for the energy market. On the other hand, the yield on the 10-year gilt fell by 10.080 basis points to 4.373%.

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