Mexico shares lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.65%

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Mexico shares lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.65% – Mexico equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer Staples , Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC declined 0.65% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Nemak SAB de CV (MX: NEMAKA ), which rose 3.95% or 0.59 points to trade at 15.53 at the close. Grupo Televisa SAB Unit (MX: TLVACPO ) added 1.95% or 1.13 points to end at 58.96 and VOLARIS A (MX: VOLARA ) was up 1.91% or 0.28 points to 14.93 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gentera SAB de CV (MX: GENTERA ), which lost 3.39% or 0.450 points to trade at 12.810 in late trade. Grupo LALA SA de CV (MX: LALAB ) declined 3.32% or 0.82 points to end at 23.91 and Fomento Economico Mexicano UBD (MX: FMSAUBD ) shed 2.59% or 4.29 points to 161.53.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 195 to 64 and 15 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 1.39% or 18.40 to $1345.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 2.91% or 1.89 to hit $63.05 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 2.32% or 1.61 to trade at $67.73 a barrel.

USD/MXN was up 0.35% to 18.2462, while EUR/MXN rose 0.16% to 22.4479.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 89.70.

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