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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.16%

Published 30-01-2019, 11:15 pm
© Reuters.  Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.16%

Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods, Utilities and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 added 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Mota Engil (LS:MOTA), which rose 2.63% or 0.0500 points to trade at 1.9500 at the close. The Navigator Company SA (LS:NVGR) added 2.33% or 0.0980 points to end at 4.2960 and Altri SGPS (LS:ALSS) was up 1.27% or 0.0900 points to 7.1600 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galp Energia Nom (LS:GALP), which lost 0.84% or 0.1150 points to trade at 13.4950 in late trade. Ramada Investimentos e Industria SA (LS:RAMA) declined 0.62% or 0.050 points to end at 8.050 and Sonae SGPS SA (LS:YSO) shed 0.55% or 0.0050 points to 0.9075.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 15 to 13 and 4 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for April delivery was up 1.78% or 1.09 to $62.29 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.76% or 1.47 to hit $54.78 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.08% or 1.00 to trade at $1309.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.1421, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8740.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 95.583.

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