Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.87%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.87%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Building & Construction , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 gained 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were ACS Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA (MC: ACS ), which rose 3.82% or 1.200 points to trade at 32.650 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (MC: MTS ) added 3.48% or 0.648 points to end at 19.260 and Enagas (MC: ENAG ) was up 3.06% or 0.740 points to 24.930 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC: DIDA ), which lost 19.02% or 0.097 points to trade at 0.412 in late trade. Tecnicas Reunidas (MC: TRE ) declined 3.53% or 0.840 points to end at 22.980 and Inditex (MC: ITX ) shed 1.05% or 0.280 points to 26.330.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 131 to 42 and 17 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.01% or 0.10 to $1249.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.04% or 0.53 to hit $51.53 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.38% or 0.23 to trade at $60.20 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.33% to 1.1317, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.9036.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 97.417.

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