Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.80%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.80%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms & IT , Financial Services & Real Estate and Building & Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 1.80% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Mediaset ESP (MC: TL5 ), which rose 5.55% or 0.304 points to trade at 5.780 at the close. Amadeus IT (MC: AMA ) added 3.54% or 2.220 points to end at 65.000 and ArcelorMittal SA (MC: MTS ) was up 3.44% or 0.666 points to 20.020 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tecnicas Reunidas (MC: TRE ), which lost 0.98% or 0.220 points to trade at 22.220 in late trade. Caixabank SA (MC: CABK ) declined 0.24% or 0.008 points to end at 3.310 and Red Electrica Corporacion SA (MC: REE ) gained 0.05% or 0.010 points to 19.660.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 131 to 42 and 15 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.77% or 9.95 to $1282.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.90% or 1.51 to hit $53.58 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.19% or 1.34 to trade at $62.52 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1359, while EUR/GBP rose 0.45% to 0.8810.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 96.025.

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