The U.K. stock market ended on a negative note on Wednesday, as the FTSE 100 Index fell by 0.11% to close at 7,620.03.

Declines in Clothing Retail and Medical Equipment Companies

Among the constituents of the FTSE 100, JD Sports Fashion PLC witnessed the largest decline, with shares dropping by 3.85%. Similarly, Smith & Nephew PLC and Burberry Group PLC saw their stock prices decline by 3.73% and 3.19%, respectively.

Home Goods Retail and Air Freight Companies Also Experience Decreases

Kingfisher PLC, a home goods retail company, and International Distribution Services PLC, an air freight firm, were the next two companies on the list with the largest decreases. Their stocks declined by 2.48% and 2.29%, respectively.

Increase in Investment Advisors Company

Amidst the overall decline, abrdn PLC, an investment advisors company, emerged as the highest gainer among the FTSE 100 constituents. Its shares increased by 2.05% on Wednesday.

Rise in Tobacco Firm and Investment Advisors Company

Shares of Imperial Brands PLC, a tobacco firm, and M&G PLC, an investment advisors company, rallied by 1.86% and 1.64%, respectively.

Real Estate Developers and Water Utilities Companies also Show Growth

Rightmove PLC, a real estate developers company, and United Utilities Group PLC, a water utilities firm, rounded out the top five largest increases with their stocks rallying by 1.51% and 1.46%, respectively.

Market Indicators

The pound showed a slight increase of 0.13% against the dollar, reaching $1.2303. It also edged up by 0.05% against the euro, standing at €1.1591.

Brent crude declined by 1.9% to $85.96, while the yield on the 10-year gilt decreased by 10.150 basis points to 4.334%.

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