Mexico shares lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 1.03%

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Mexico shares lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 1.03% – Mexico equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Financial Services , Healthcare and Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC fell 1.03% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Arca Continental , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: AC ), which rose 1.67% or 2.18 points to trade at 132.72 at the close. Wal - Mart De Mexico, SAB De CV (MX: WALMEX ) added 0.70% or 0.310 points to end at 44.610 and VOLARIS A (MX: VOLARA ) was up 0.70% or 0.12 points to 17.18 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Genomma Lab Internacional SAB De CV (MX: LABB ), which lost 4.21% or 0.920 points to trade at 20.920 in late trade. Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste (MX: ASURB ) declined 3.38% or 11.57 points to end at 330.72 and Industrias Penoles Sab De CV (MX: PENOLES ) shed 3.21% or 12.38 points to 373.39.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 128 to 109 and 11 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.06% or 0.70 to $1265.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.85% or 1.64 to hit $55.98 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $61.26 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.03% to 18.8647, while EUR/MXN rose 0.04% to 22.2662.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 93.53.

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