Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.01%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , Consumer Staples and Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC rose 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Genomma Lab Internacional SAB De CV (MX: LABB ), which rose 3.58% or 0.450 points to trade at 13.020 at the close. Alsea , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ALSEA ) added 2.10% or 1.080 points to end at 52.440 and Alfa, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ALFAA ) was up 1.98% or 0.470 points to 24.170 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Industrias Penoles Sab De CV (MX: PENOLES ), which lost 2.35% or 6.05 points to trade at 251.00 in late trade. Coca Cola Femsa SAB De CV (MX: KOFL ) declined 2.27% or 2.76 points to end at 118.75 and PINFRA SAB De CV (MX: PINFRA ) shed 2.19% or 4.21 points to 187.67.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 148 to 135 and 16 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.36% or 4.65 to $1302.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.72% or 1.46 to hit $52.23 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 2.68% or 1.65 to trade at $59.94 a barrel.

USD/MXN was up 0.24% to 19.0248, while EUR/MXN rose 0.42% to 21.7402.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 95.425.

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