Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.33%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.33%
Credit: © Reuters. – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Healthcare , Financial Services and Telecoms Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC gained 0.33% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Genomma Lab Internacional SAB De CV (MX: LABB ), which rose 5.12% or 0.640 points to trade at 13.130 at the close. Grupo Financiero Banorte (MX: GFNORTEO ) added 2.44% or 2.530 points to end at 106.190 and Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV Class B (MX: BSMXB ) was up 2.14% or 0.550 points to 26.250 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gentera SAB de CV (MX: GENTERA ), which lost 5.04% or 0.775 points to trade at 14.595 in late trade. Alsea , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ALSEA ) declined 4.11% or 2.290 points to end at 53.400 and Arca Continental , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: AC ) shed 3.73% or 4.06 points to 104.75.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 171 to 118 and 6 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.18% or 2.35 to $1291.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.10% or 0.05 to hit $52.26 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.15% or 0.09 to trade at $61.23 a barrel.

USD/MXN was up 0.69% to 19.0167, while EUR/MXN rose 0.63% to 21.6601.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 95.710.

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