Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.12%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Goods & Services , Industrials and Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC added 0.12% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were El Puerto De Liverpool Sab De CV (MX: LIVEPOLC1 ), which rose 5.08% or 6.72 points to trade at 138.97 at the close. Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ELEKTRA ) added 3.87% or 26.49 points to end at 710.62 and Grupo Carso, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: GCARSOA1 ) was up 3.31% or 2.470 points to 77.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB De CV Class B (MX: GAPB ), which lost 2.81% or 5.22 points to trade at 180.47 in late trade. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV Class B (MX: BSMXB ) declined 2.43% or 0.790 points to end at 31.710 and Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste (MX: ASURB ) shed 2.28% or 7.85 points to 336.95.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 154 to 135 and 15 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.23% or 2.80 to $1220.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.99% or 1.37 to hit $70.06 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.86% or 0.64 to trade at $75.40 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.45% to 18.5476, while EUR/MXN fell 0.04% to 21.7092.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 94.16.

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