Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.99%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.99%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials , Telecoms and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 0.99% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ), which rose 3.51% or 0.0690 points to trade at 2.0350 at the close. The Navigator Company SA (LS: NVGR ) added 2.27% or 0.0940 points to end at 4.2400 and Corticeira Amorim (LS: CORA ) was up 1.88% or 0.180 points to 9.760 in late trade.

Biggest losers included EDP Renovaveis (LS: EDPR ), which lost 0.44% or 0.0350 points to trade at 7.8500 in late trade. Galp Energia Nom (LS: GALP ) declined 0.14% or 0.0200 points to end at 13.9500 and Pharol SGPS SA (LS: PHRA ) shed 0.11% or 0.0002 points to 0.1794.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 20 to 9 and 5 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was up 0.64% or 0.39 to $61.48 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.87% or 0.46 to hit $53.59 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 1.35% or 17.25 to trade at $1297.05 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.86% to 1.1402, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8659.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.72% at 95.605.

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