Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.92%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.92% – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Materials , Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC added 0.92% 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 7.83% or 0.995 points to trade at 13.695 at the close. Infraestructura Energetica Nova SAB (MX: IENOVA ) added 7.48% or 5.43 points to end at 78.02 and Grupo Mexico, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: GMEXICOB ) was up 5.75% or 2.350 points to 43.220 in late trade.

Biggest losers included GMexico Transportes SA de CV (MX: GMXT ), which lost 2.73% or 0.730 points to trade at 25.970 in late trade. Grupo Financiero Inbursa , SAB De CV (MX: GFINBURO ) declined 2.41% or 0.710 points to end at 28.760 and Megacable Holdings, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: MEGACPO ) shed 1.55% or 1.400 points to 88.880.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 184 to 76 and 20 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.61% or 7.95 to $1286.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.51% or 1.18 to hit $48.27 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.52% or 1.41 to trade at $57.36 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 1.00% to 19.4254, while EUR/MXN fell 0.95% to 22.1406.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 95.757.

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