Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.13%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.13% – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms Services , Financial Services and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC gained 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Banco Del Bajio SA Institution De Banca Multiple (MX: BBAJIOO ), which rose 2.54% or 0.950 points to trade at 38.370 at the close. BanRegio Grupo Financiero SAB de CV (MX: RA ) added 2.30% or 2.05 points to end at 91.02 and Megacable Holdings, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: MEGACPO ) was up 1.77% or 1.520 points to 87.520 in late trade.

Biggest losers included GMexico Transportes SA de CV (MX: GMXT ), which lost 2.13% or 0.550 points to trade at 25.300 in late trade. Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: BIMBOA ) declined 0.99% or 0.390 points to end at 38.840 and Grupo Mexico, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: GMEXICOB ) shed 0.66% or 0.270 points to 40.490.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 164 to 78 and 13 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.14% or 1.85 to $1282.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.05% or 0.47 to hit $45.08 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.46% or 0.24 to trade at $52.97 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.03% to 19.6705, while EUR/MXN rose 0.10% to 22.5137.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 95.905.

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