Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.64%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.64% – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financial Services , Materials and Consumer Goods & Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC rose 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Alsea , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ALSEA ), which rose 3.80% or 1.890 points to trade at 51.690 at the close. Grupo Aeroportuario Del CentroNorte (MX: OMAB ) added 2.59% or 2.470 points to end at 97.710 and Grupo Televisa SAB Unit (MX: TLVACPO ) was up 2.55% or 1.25 points to 50.24 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Infraestructura Energetica Nova SAB (MX: IENOVA ), which lost 2.64% or 1.98 points to trade at 72.90 in late trade. Megacable Holdings, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: MEGACPO ) declined 2.22% or 1.960 points to end at 86.370 and Arca Continental , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: AC ) shed 2.16% or 2.36 points to 106.86.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 148 to 141 and 10 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.19% or 2.40 to $1269.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 9.97% or 4.24 to hit $46.77 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 9.38% or 4.76 to trade at $55.53 a barrel.

USD/MXN was up 0.06% to 19.9137, while EUR/MXN fell 0.15% to 22.5987.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.60% at 96.585.

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