Mexico shares lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.39%

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Mexico shares lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.39% – Mexico equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Materials , Industrials and Telecoms Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC declined 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Alsea , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ALSEA ), which rose 1.14% or 0.700 points to trade at 62.090 at the close. Arca Continental , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: AC ) added 1.13% or 1.55 points to end at 138.72 and Banregio Grupo Financiero SAB De CV (MX: GFREGIOO ) was up 0.73% or 0.84 points to 116.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Industrias Penoles Sab De CV (MX: PENOLES ), which lost 6.09% or 26.59 points to trade at 410.35 in late trade. Gentera SAB de CV (MX: GENTERA ) declined 3.22% or 0.540 points to end at 16.240 and Alfa, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ALFAA ) shed 2.03% or 0.480 points to 23.160.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 256 to 72 and 14 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.91% or 12.20 to $1335.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.11% or 0.73 to hit $65.07 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 1.51% or 1.05 to trade at $68.60 a barrel.

USD/MXN was up 1.40% to 18.5976, while EUR/MXN rose 0.97% to 23.1692.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.63% at 89.04.

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