Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.22%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.22%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financials , Industrials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Sonae Capital (LS: SONAC ), which rose 2.06% or 0.0180 points to trade at 0.8910 at the close. Banco Comercial Portugues (LS: BCP ) added 1.90% or 0.0048 points to end at 0.2568 and Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ) was up 1.70% or 0.1400 points to 8.3700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sonae SGPS SA (LS: YSO ), which lost 2.63% or 0.0260 points to trade at 0.9620 in late trade. Semapa (LS: SEM ) declined 2.05% or 0.3800 points to end at 18.1400 and Ibersol SGPS (LS: IBS ) shed 1.00% or 0.100 points to 9.880.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 18 to 13 and 7 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for October delivery was up 2.81% or 2.04 to $74.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 3.16% or 2.08 to hit $67.92 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.21% or 2.50 to trade at $1202.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.1591, while EUR/GBP rose 0.11% to 0.8977.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 95.05.

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