Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.61%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.61%
Credit: © Reuters. – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods & Services , Industrials and Consumer Staples sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC rose 0.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ELEKTRA ), which rose 5.87% or 58.53 points to trade at 1055.01 at the close. GMexico Transportes SA de CV (MX: GMXT ) added 5.74% or 1.550 points to end at 28.570 and Grupo LALA SA de CV (MX: LALAB ) was up 3.99% or 0.88 points to 22.94 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Industrias Penoles Sab De CV (MX: PENOLES ), which lost 2.42% or 6.36 points to trade at 256.44 in late trade. Grupo Mexico, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: GMEXICOB ) declined 1.64% or 0.740 points to end at 44.320 and Grupo Financiero Banorte (MX: GFNORTEO ) shed 1.01% or 1.040 points to 102.040.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 140 to 116 and 15 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.17% or 2.15 to $1289.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.89% or 1.46 to hit $51.97 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.53% or 1.49 to trade at $60.48 a barrel.

USD/MXN was up 0.17% to 19.0076, while EUR/MXN fell 0.35% to 21.6947.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 95.565.

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