Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 1.48%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 1.48%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 added 1.48% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were J. Martins SGPS (LS: JMT ), which rose 4.46% or 0.5550 points to trade at 13.0100 at the close. Galp Energia Nom (LS: GALP ) added 3.35% or 0.4650 points to end at 14.3250 and Banco Comercial Portugues (LS: BCP ) was up 2.39% or 0.0055 points to 0.2355 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ibersol SGPS (LS: IBS ), which lost 2.15% or 0.180 points to trade at 8.180 in late trade. Ramada Investimentos e Industria SA (LS: RAMA ) declined 1.24% or 0.100 points to end at 7.950 and Nos SGPS SA (LS: NOS ) shed 0.09% or 0.0050 points to 5.6200.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 24 to 10 and 3 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for April delivery was down 0.54% or 0.34 to $62.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.41% or 0.77 to hit $53.79 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.04% or 0.55 to trade at $1318.75 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.22% to 1.1409, while EUR/GBP rose 0.50% to 0.8815.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 95.812.

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