Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 2.52%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 2.52%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financial Services & Real Estate , Consumer Goods and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 gained 2.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were ArcelorMittal SA (MC: MTS ), which rose 6.30% or 1.092 points to trade at 18.412 at the close. Cie Automotive (MC: CIEA ) added 6.15% or 1.280 points to end at 22.080 and ENCE (MC: ENC ) was up 6.01% or 0.320 points to 5.640 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Red Electrica Corporacion SA (MC: REE ), which lost 0.03% or 0.005 points to trade at 19.530 in late trade. Enagas (MC: ENAG ) added 0.21% or 0.050 points to end at 24.380 and Endesa SA (MC: ELE ) gained 0.35% or 0.070 points to 20.200.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 152 to 28 and 11 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.61% or 7.90 to $1286.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.81% or 0.85 to hit $47.94 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.89% or 1.06 to trade at $57.01 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1402, while EUR/GBP fell 0.65% to 0.8959.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 95.748.

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