Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.34%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.34%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Basic Materials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 added 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were J. Martins SGPS (LS: JMT ), which rose 2.65% or 0.3300 points to trade at 12.7800 at the close. Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ) added 2.32% or 0.1600 points to end at 7.0700 and Sonae SGPS SA (LS: YSO ) was up 1.04% or 0.0095 points to 0.9270 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galp Energia Nom (LS: GALP ), which lost 1.73% or 0.2450 points to trade at 13.9000 in late trade. EDP Renovaveis (LS: EDPR ) declined 1.19% or 0.0950 points to end at 7.8850 and Sonae Capital (LS: SONAC ) shed 0.57% or 0.0050 points to 0.8740.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 17 to 11 and 7 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was down 1.30% or 0.80 to $60.70 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.40% or 0.74 to hit $52.27 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 0.85 to trade at $1284.25 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.29% to 1.1392, while EUR/GBP fell 0.52% to 0.8720.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 95.722.

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