Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.40%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.40%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Consumer Services and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Sonae (LS: YSO ), which rose 1.78% or 0.0170 points to trade at 0.9715 at the close. Corticeira Amorim (LS: CORA ) added 1.77% or 0.200 points to end at 11.480 and J. Martins SGPS (LS: JMT ) was up 1.49% or 0.1850 points to 12.5700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ), which lost 1.00% or 0.0900 points to trade at 8.8700 in late trade. Ibersol SGPS (LS: IBS ) declined 0.99% or 0.100 points to end at 10.050 and Sonae Capital (LS: SONAC ) shed 0.98% or 0.0090 points to 0.9110.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 20 to 15 and 4 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for September delivery was down 0.03% or 0.02 to $74.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.59% or 0.41 to hit $69.20 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.10 to trade at $1225.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1658, while EUR/GBP rose 0.10% to 0.8892.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 94.44.

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