Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.24%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.24%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 0.24% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ), which rose 8.82% or 0.1570 points to trade at 1.9370 at the close. Banco Comercial Portugues (LS: BCP ) added 5.91% or 0.0025 points to end at 0.0448 and EDP Renovaveis (LS: EDPR ) was up 1.77% or 0.1150 points to 6.6000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Teixeira Duarte (LS: TDSA ), which lost 25.17% or 0.0740 points to trade at 0.2200 in late trade. Pharol SGPS SA (LS: PHRA ) declined 6.76% or 0.0100 points to end at 0.1380 and Semapa (LS: SEM ) shed 1.53% or 0.1750 points to 11.2700.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 27 to 23 and 6 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for May delivery was down 0.82% or 0.34 to $41.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $40.20 a barrel, while the April Gold contract fell 0.81% or 10.30 to trade at $1254.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.36% to 1.1275, while EUR/GBP fell 0.44% to 0.7781.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.27% at 95.03.

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