Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.10%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials , Materials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC gained 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Alfa, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ALFAA ), which rose 2.87% or 0.600 points to trade at 21.500 at the close. Banco Del Bajio SA Institution De Banca Multiple (MX: BBAJIOO ) added 2.84% or 1.050 points to end at 37.970 and Genomma Lab Internacional SAB De CV (MX: LABB ) was up 1.97% or 0.240 points to 12.440 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grupo Financiero Banorte (MX: GFNORTEO ), which lost 1.57% or 1.550 points to trade at 97.310 in late trade. Wal - Mart De Mexico, SAB De CV (MX: WALMEX ) declined 1.51% or 0.770 points to end at 50.370 and Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ELEKTRA ) shed 1.28% or 11.56 points to 890.18.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 114 to 43 and 9 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.29% or 3.60 to $1243.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.85% or 0.45 to hit $52.80 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.97% or 0.60 to trade at $61.48 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.02% to 20.5140, while EUR/MXN rose 0.00% to 23.2746.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 96.965.

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