Mexico shares lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.67%

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Mexico shares lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.67% – Mexico equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms Services , Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC fell 0.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ELEKTRA ), which rose 2.67% or 16.12 points to trade at 619.57 at the close. VOLARIS A (MX: VOLARA ) added 2.21% or 0.26 points to end at 12.00 and Grupo Financiero Banorte (MX: GFNORTEO ) was up 1.12% or 1.340 points to 121.210 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Arca Continental , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: AC ), which lost 3.04% or 3.83 points to trade at 122.11 in late trade. Grupo LALA SA de CV (MX: LALAB ) declined 2.63% or 0.57 points to end at 21.10 and Alfa, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ALFAA ) shed 2.51% or 0.580 points to 22.540.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 170 to 115 and 10 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.23% or 2.90 to $1247.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $70.38 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.34% or 0.98 to trade at $74.38 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.70% to 18.9511, while EUR/MXN fell 0.67% to 22.1188.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 94.55.

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