Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 2.82%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 2.82%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials , Technology and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 2.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ), which rose 7.19% or 0.1120 points to trade at 1.6700 at the close. Pharol SGPS SA (LS: PHRA ) added 6.95% or 0.0116 points to end at 0.1786 and Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ) was up 6.32% or 0.3700 points to 6.2200 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ibersol SGPS (LS: IBS ), which lost 0.99% or 0.080 points to trade at 8.000 in late trade. Ramada Investimentos e Industria SA (LS: RAMA ) declined 0.65% or 0.050 points to end at 7.650 and EDP Renovaveis (LS: EDPR ) gained 0.32% or 0.0250 points to 7.8600.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 28 to 5 and 2 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was up 1.98% or 1.11 to $57.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.89% or 0.89 to hit $47.98 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.69% or 8.90 to trade at $1285.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.12% to 1.1405, while EUR/GBP fell 0.64% to 0.8960.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 95.725.

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