Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.07%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.07% – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Materials , Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC added 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV Class B (MX: BSMXB ), which rose 2.49% or 0.700 points to trade at 28.820 at the close. Gruma SAB de CV (MX: GRUMAB ) added 2.31% or 5.31 points to end at 234.95 and Alfa, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ALFAA ) was up 2.29% or 0.540 points to 24.120 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grupo Financiero Inbursa , SAB De CV (MX: GFINBURO ), which lost 3.97% or 1.150 points to trade at 27.800 in late trade. Infraestructura Energetica Nova SAB (MX: IENOVA ) declined 3.78% or 2.93 points to end at 74.54 and GMexico Transportes SA de CV (MX: GMXT ) shed 2.81% or 0.770 points to 26.660.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 189 to 98 and 21 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.73% or 9.50 to $1318.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.82% or 0.97 to hit $54.28 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.69% or 0.42 to trade at $61.62 a barrel.

USD/MXN was up 0.61% to 19.1020, while EUR/MXN rose 1.05% to 21.9281.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.42% at 95.113.

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