Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.70%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.70%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 rose 0.70%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Pharol SGPS SA (LS: PHRA ), which rose 11.54% or 0.0202 points to trade at 0.1952 at the close. The Navigator Company SA (LS: NVGR ) added 4.55% or 0.1640 points to end at 3.7680 and Semapa (LS: SEM ) was up 2.45% or 0.3400 points to 14.2000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ), which lost 8.28% or 0.1500 points to trade at 1.6620 in late trade. Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ) declined 0.92% or 0.0600 points to end at 6.4700 and Galp Energia Nom (LS: GALP ) shed 0.83% or 0.1200 points to 14.2850.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 16 to 15 and 6 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for February delivery was down 0.17% or 0.10 to $60.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.14% or 0.07 to hit $51.49 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.48% or 5.90 to trade at $1225.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.41% to 1.1334, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8857.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 96.982.

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