Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 1.05%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 1.05%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 rose 1.05% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were J. Martins SGPS (LS: JMT ), which rose 8.99% or 0.9700 points to trade at 11.7600 at the close. Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ) added 2.54% or 0.1600 points to end at 6.4500 and Sonae SGPS SA (LS: YSO ) was up 2.26% or 0.0195 points to 0.8825 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Banco Comercial Portugues (LS: BCP ), which lost 0.91% or 0.0022 points to trade at 0.2397 in late trade. Nos SGPS SA (LS: NOS ) declined 0.64% or 0.0350 points to end at 5.4200 and Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ) shed 0.46% or 0.0080 points to 1.7340.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 19 to 13 and 2 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was up 2.05% or 1.21 to $60.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.57% or 1.30 to hit $51.81 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.31% or 3.95 to trade at $1287.35 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.75% to 1.1388, while EUR/GBP rose 0.33% to 0.8946.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.66% at 95.835.

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