Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.16%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.16%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Utilities and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 added 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ), which rose 2.63% or 0.0500 points to trade at 1.9500 at the close. The Navigator Company SA (LS: NVGR ) added 2.33% or 0.0980 points to end at 4.2960 and Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ) was up 1.27% or 0.0900 points to 7.1600 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galp Energia Nom (LS: GALP ), which lost 0.84% or 0.1150 points to trade at 13.4950 in late trade. Ramada Investimentos e Industria SA (LS: RAMA ) declined 0.62% or 0.050 points to end at 8.050 and Sonae SGPS SA (LS: YSO ) shed 0.55% or 0.0050 points to 0.9075.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 15 to 13 and 4 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for April delivery was up 1.78% or 1.09 to $62.29 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.76% or 1.47 to hit $54.78 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.08% or 1.00 to trade at $1309.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.1421, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8740.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 95.583.

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