Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.71%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.71%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 rose 0.71% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ), which rose 2.56% or 0.0440 points to trade at 1.7660 at the close. The Navigator Company SA (LS: NVGR ) added 1.68% or 0.0640 points to end at 3.8720 and Sonae SGPS SA (LS: YSO ) was up 1.54% or 0.0130 points to 0.8585 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pharol SGPS SA (LS: PHRA ), which lost 0.53% or 0.0010 points to trade at 0.1860 in late trade. Banco Comercial Portugues (LS: BCP ) declined 0.41% or 0.0010 points to end at 0.2444 and Corticeira Amorim (LS: CORA ) shed 0.21% or 0.020 points to 9.460.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 21 to 10 and 6 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was down 1.48% or 0.91 to $60.77 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.50% or 0.79 to hit $51.80 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 3.30 to trade at $1290.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1481, while EUR/GBP fell 1.00% to 0.8927.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 95.150.

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