Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.76%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.76%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Financials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 rose 0.76%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Pharol SGPS SA (LS: PHRA ), which rose 7.70% or 0.0118 points to trade at 0.1650 at the close. Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ) added 4.22% or 0.0720 points to end at 1.7800 and Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ) was up 2.34% or 0.1700 points to 7.4400 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sonae Capital (LS: SONAC ), which lost 0.27% or 0.0020 points to trade at 0.7480 in late trade. The Navigator Company SA (LS: NVGR ) declined 0.19% or 0.0080 points to end at 4.1420 and EDP (LS: EDP ) shed 0.16% or 0.0050 points to 3.1100.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 18 to 11 and 6 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for January delivery was up 0.06% or 0.04 to $72.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.53% or 0.33 to hit $61.88 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.50% or 6.10 to trade at $1229.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.32% to 1.1463, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8716.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.38% at 95.75.

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