Mexico shares lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.55%

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Mexico shares lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.55% – Mexico equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials , Healthcare and Financial Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC lost 0.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were BanRegio Grupo Financiero SAB de CV (MX: RA ), which rose 2.74% or 2.84 points to trade at 106.44 at the close. Megacable Holdings, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: MEGACPO ) added 2.33% or 1.960 points to end at 86.060 and Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ELEKTRA ) was up 2.09% or 10.80 points to 528.29 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grupo Carso, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: GCARSOA1 ), which lost 6.00% or 4.050 points to trade at 63.450 in late trade. GMexico Transportes SA de CV (MX: GMXT ) declined 2.91% or 0.820 points to end at 27.380 and Fomento Economico Mexicano UBD (MX: FMSAUBD ) shed 2.70% or 4.71 points to 170.04.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 183 to 109 and 9 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.96% or 25.70 to $1282.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 3.66% or 2.45 to hit $64.44 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 3.61% or 2.74 to trade at $73.20 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 1.03% to 20.6536, while EUR/MXN fell 0.79% to 23.9715.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 94.79.

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