Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.20%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.20%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Industrials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Ramada Investimentos e Industria SA (LS: RAMA ), which rose 2.67% or 0.200 points to trade at 7.700 at the close. Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ) added 2.59% or 0.1500 points to end at 5.9500 and Sonae Capital (LS: SONAC ) was up 2.12% or 0.0180 points to 0.8670 in late trade.

Biggest losers included EDP (LS: EDP ), which lost 1.61% or 0.0490 points to trade at 3.0000 in late trade. Semapa (LS: SEM ) declined 1.22% or 0.1600 points to end at 12.9400 and J. Martins SGPS (LS: JMT ) shed 0.39% or 0.0400 points to 10.3000.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 23 to 11 on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was up 3.59% or 1.93 to $55.73 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 4.16% or 1.89 to hit $47.30 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.43% or 5.45 to trade at $1286.75 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 1.09% to 1.1337, while EUR/GBP rose 0.20% to 0.9006.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.76% at 96.463.

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