Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.65%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.65%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Financials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 added 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Nos SGPS SA (LS: NOS ), which rose 2.53% or 0.1300 points to trade at 5.2600 at the close. Corticeira Amorim (LS: CORA ) added 1.40% or 0.140 points to end at 10.160 and Sonae SGPS SA (LS: YSO ) was up 1.26% or 0.0105 points to 0.8470 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Banco Comercial Portugues (LS: BCP ), which lost 2.77% or 0.0065 points to trade at 0.2280 in late trade. Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ) declined 2.34% or 0.0440 points to end at 1.8400 and Semapa (LS: SEM ) shed 1.08% or 0.1800 points to 16.5200.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 16 to 12 and 6 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for December delivery was down 0.27% or 0.22 to $79.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.52% or 0.36 to hit $69.39 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 3.80 to trade at $1231.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.27% to 1.1471, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.8790.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 95.56.

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