Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.62%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.62%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Financials , Industrials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 added 0.62% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were The Navigator Company SA (LS: NVGR ), which rose 4.03% or 0.1600 points to trade at 4.1260 at the close. Ramada Investimentos e Industria SA (LS: RAMA ) added 1.91% or 0.150 points to end at 8.000 and Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ) was up 1.82% or 0.1200 points to 6.7300 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Banco Comercial Portugues (LS: BCP ), which lost 0.73% or 0.0018 points to trade at 0.2437 in late trade. CTT Correios de Portugal SA (LS: CTT ) declined 0.59% or 0.0180 points to end at 3.0400 and REN (LS: RENE ) shed 0.16% or 0.0040 points to 2.5400.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 17 to 12 and 6 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was down 0.39% or 0.24 to $61.08 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.76% or 0.40 to hit $51.91 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.20% or 2.55 to trade at $1291.25 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.08% to 1.1387, while EUR/GBP fell 0.65% to 0.8788.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 95.765.

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