Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.53%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.53% – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Staples , Financial Services and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC gained 0.53%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Becle SA (MX: CUERVO ), which rose 2.80% or 0.720 points to trade at 26.390 at the close. Infraestructura Energetica Nova SAB (MX: IENOVA ) added 2.57% or 1.83 points to end at 73.02 and Grupo Financiero Banorte (MX: GFNORTEO ) was up 2.40% or 2.250 points to 95.930 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grupo Aeroportuario Del CentroNorte (MX: OMAB ), which lost 4.22% or 4.130 points to trade at 93.790 in late trade. Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste (MX: ASURB ) declined 2.45% or 7.44 points to end at 296.42 and Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB De CV Class B (MX: GAPB ) shed 1.74% or 2.84 points to 160.14.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 149 to 90 and 13 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.11% or 1.35 to $1284.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.15% or 0.52 to hit $45.85 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.79% or 0.95 to trade at $54.16 a barrel.

USD/MXN was up 0.05% to 19.6682, while EUR/MXN rose 0.14% to 22.5212.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 95.700.

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