Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 1.35%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 1.35%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Utilities and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 rose 1.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Semapa (LS: SEM ), which rose 3.83% or 0.5000 points to trade at 13.5400 at the close. Ramada Investimentos e Industria SA (LS: RAMA ) added 3.29% or 0.250 points to end at 7.850 and Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ) was up 2.81% or 0.1600 points to 5.8500 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pharol SGPS SA (LS: PHRA ), which lost 0.34% or 0.0006 points to trade at 0.1780 in late trade. Galp Energia Nom (LS: GALP ) declined 0.10% or 0.0150 points to end at 14.2900 and EDP (LS: EDP ) 0.00% or 0.0000 points to 3.1100.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 24 to 7 and 5 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for February delivery was up 0.95% or 0.57 to $60.77 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.83% or 0.43 to hit $52.08 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.19% or 2.40 to trade at $1249.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.41% to 1.1363, while EUR/GBP fell 0.78% to 0.8992.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 97.035.

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