Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.98%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.98%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrials , Utilities and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 rose 0.98%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ), which rose 5.44% or 0.1550 points to trade at 3.0050 at the close. EDP Renovaveis (LS: EDPR ) added 2.00% or 0.1800 points to end at 9.1700 and Semapa (LS: SEM ) was up 1.58% or 0.3500 points to 22.5500 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ibersol SGPS (LS: IBS ), which lost 1.27% or 0.150 points to trade at 11.650 in late trade. Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ) declined 0.23% or 0.0200 points to end at 8.5800 and REN (LS: RENE ) gained 0.08% or 0.0020 points to 2.4500.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 23 to 6 and 6 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for September delivery was down 0.24% or 0.19 to $78.05 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.24% or 0.92 to hit $73.22 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.41% or 5.10 to trade at $1258.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.33% to 1.1694, while EUR/GBP rose 0.43% to 0.8848.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 94.11.

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