The U.K. stock market saw a positive day of trading on Tuesday, with the FTSE 100 Index (UKX) increasing by 0.18% to reach a closing level of 7,270.76.

Top Gainers: Fresnillo PLC and RS Group PLC

Among the constituents of the FTSE 100, precious metals company Fresnillo PLC (FRES) emerged as the top gainer, with shares surging by 5.49%.

Wholesalers firm RS Group PLC (RS1) and general mining company Glencore PLC (GLEN) also experienced notable increases, with their shares rising by 3.97% and 2.33% respectively.

Notable Performances: Antofagasta PLC and Land Securities Group PLC

Non-ferrous metals company Antofagasta PLC (ANTO) and diversified reits business Land Securities Group PLC (LAND) secured their positions in the top five gainers, as their stocks rose by 2.09% and 2.07% respectively.

JD Sports Fashion PLC Leads in Decreases

On the downside, clothing retail company JD Sports Fashion PLC (JD) witnessed the largest decrease among FTSE 100 constituents, as shares fell sharply by 6.85% on Tuesday.

Declining Stocks: Ocado Group PLC and Melrose Industries PLC

Shares of food retail firm Ocado Group PLC (OCDO) and building materials/products company Melrose Industries PLC (MRO) also saw a decline, with their stock values falling by 1.93% and 1.43% respectively.

Other Decreasing Stocks: J Sainsbury PLC and Halma PLC

Food retail company J Sainsbury PLC (SBRY) and precision products business Halma PLC (HLMA) rounded out the top five largest decreases, with their stock values declining by 1.07% and 0.94% respectively.

Currency and Commodities Market Updates

The pound experienced a slight decrease of 0.19% against the dollar (GBP/USD) at $1.2732, but gained 0.26% against the euro (GBP/EUR) at €1.1738.

Brent crude (BRN00) fell by 0.2% to reach $84.26, while the yield on 10-year gilt (TMBMKGB-10Y) experienced a minor decline of 7.660 basis points to 4.652%.

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