Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.01%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.01%
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Investing.com – Spain equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financial Services & Real Estate , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 1.01% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Caixabank SA (MC: CABK ), which rose 3.85% or 0.125 points to trade at 3.370 at the close. Bankia SA (MC: BKIA ) added 3.45% or 0.086 points to end at 2.576 and B. Sabadell (MC: SABE ) was up 2.53% or 0.026 points to 1.056 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tecnicas Reunidas (MC: TRE ), which lost 1.55% or 0.350 points to trade at 22.170 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (MC: MTS ) declined 1.49% or 0.282 points to end at 18.650 and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC: SGREN ) shed 1.08% or 0.125 points to 11.465.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 120 to 58 and 12 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.08% or 1.05 to $1284.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.45% or 0.77 to hit $52.24 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.37% or 0.84 to trade at $60.66 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.31% to 1.1394, while EUR/GBP fell 0.55% to 0.8717.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 95.708.

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