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Mexico shares lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.50%

Published 2018/02/21, 00:29
Updated 2018/02/21, 00:35
© Reuters.  Mexico shares lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.50%

Investing.com – Mexico equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Consumer Goods & Services, Financial Services and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC fell 0.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were VOLARIS A (MX:VOLARA), which rose 5.06% or 0.81 points to trade at 16.83 at the close. Grupo Aeroportuario Del CentroNorte (MX:OMAB) added 2.57% or 2.410 points to end at 96.070 and Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB De CV Class B (MX:GAPB) was up 2.40% or 4.44 points to 189.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:ELEKTRA), which lost 4.01% or 26.34 points to trade at 630.40 in late trade. Cemex SAB de CV (MX:CMXCPO) declined 2.73% or 0.380 points to end at 13.550 and Genomma Lab Internacional SAB De CV (MX:LABB) shed 2.17% or 0.440 points to 19.850.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 168 to 134 and 19 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.84% or 25.00 to $1331.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $61.56 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $65.07 a barrel.

USD/MXN was up 0.00% to 18.7095, while EUR/MXN rose 0.01% to 23.0818.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.63% at 89.64.

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