Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.03%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.03%

Investing.com – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Materials , Healthcare and Consumer Staples sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC rose 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Mexichem , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: MEXCHEM ), which rose 3.57% or 1.780 points to trade at 51.590 at the close. Grupo Carso, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: GCARSOA1 ) added 2.38% or 1.550 points to end at 66.640 and Cemex SAB de CV (MX: CMXCPO ) was up 2.13% or 0.320 points to 15.330 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Banregio Grupo Financiero SAB De CV (MX: GFREGIOO ), which lost 1.98% or 2.16 points to trade at 106.90 in late trade. Alfa, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ALFAA ) declined 1.80% or 0.400 points to end at 21.820 and Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB De CV Class B (MX: GAPB ) shed 1.57% or 3.12 points to 195.37.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 178 to 113 and 11 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.28% or 3.70 to $1323.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $63.55 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.09% or 0.06 to trade at $69.14 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.07% to 19.2618, while EUR/MXN fell 0.02% to 23.1819.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.49% at 91.66.

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