Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.31%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.31%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Services and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 added 0.31% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ), which rose 11.96% or 0.2100 points to trade at 1.9660 at the close. Nos SGPS SA (LS: NOS ) added 2.63% or 0.1450 points to end at 5.6500 and Sonae SGPS SA (LS: YSO ) was up 2.32% or 0.0215 points to 0.9485 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ibersol SGPS (LS: IBS ), which lost 2.07% or 0.180 points to trade at 8.500 in late trade. J. Martins SGPS (LS: JMT ) declined 1.96% or 0.2500 points to end at 12.5300 and Ramada Investimentos e Industria SA (LS: RAMA ) shed 1.22% or 0.100 points to 8.100.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 16 to 13 and 6 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was up 0.15% or 0.09 to $61.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.08% or 0.57 to hit $53.19 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.37% or 4.75 to trade at $1279.25 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.69% to 1.1301, while EUR/GBP fell 0.34% to 0.8676.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.55% at 96.303.

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