Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.22%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.22%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Financials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Banco Comercial Portugues (LS: BCP ), which rose 1.60% or 0.0040 points to trade at 0.2534 at the close. The Navigator Company SA (LS: NVGR ) added 1.16% or 0.0500 points to end at 4.3600 and J. Martins SGPS (LS: JMT ) was up 1.08% or 0.1400 points to 13.1500 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ), which lost 1.07% or 0.0900 points to trade at 8.3000 in late trade. REN (LS: RENE ) declined 0.98% or 0.0240 points to end at 2.4320 and Sonae Capital (LS: SONAC ) shed 0.50% or 0.0040 points to 0.7960.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 17 to 15 and 7 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for November delivery was up 0.30% or 0.24 to $79.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.18% or 0.82 to hit $70.41 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.52% or 6.20 to trade at $1209.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.19% to 1.1687, while EUR/GBP rose 0.03% to 0.8876.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 94.05.

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