Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.63%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.63%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Consumer Goods and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Galp Energia Nom (LS: GALP ), which rose 2.98% or 0.4300 points to trade at 14.8800 at the close. Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ) added 2.25% or 0.0340 points to end at 1.5440 and Nos SGPS SA (LS: NOS ) was up 2.00% or 0.0990 points to 5.0450 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Semapa (LS: SEM ), which lost 1.10% or 0.1600 points to trade at 14.3400 in late trade. Sonae SGPS SA (LS: YSO ) declined 0.66% or 0.0055 points to end at 0.8255 and Sonae Capital (LS: SONAC ) shed 0.65% or 0.0050 points to 0.7650.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 19 to 13 and 3 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for January delivery was up 2.32% or 1.45 to $63.98 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 3.57% or 1.91 to hit $55.34 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.53% or 6.50 to trade at $1227.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.22% to 1.1395, while EUR/GBP rose 0.29% to 0.8917.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 96.562.

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