Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 2.49%

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Portugal shares higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 2.49%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials , Utilities and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 rose 2.49% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Banco Comercial Portugues (LS: BCP ), which rose 13.08% or 0.0051 points to trade at 0.0441 at the close. Impresa SGPS (LS: IMPA ) added 6.25% or 0.0220 points to end at 0.3740 and Teixeira Duarte (LS: TDSA ) was up 4.81% or 0.0130 points to 0.2830 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pharol SGPS SA (LS: PHRA ), which lost 8.16% or 0.0120 points to trade at 0.1350 in late trade. EDP Renovaveis (LS: EDPR ) added 0.56% or 0.0360 points to end at 6.4860 and CTT Correios de Portugal SA (LS: CTT ) gained 0.58% or 0.0450 points to 7.8520.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 38 to 10 and 7 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for May delivery was up 0.75% or 0.30 to $40.35 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 2.11% or 0.80 to hit $38.64 a barrel, while the April Gold contract fell 1.03% or 13.10 to trade at $1259.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.21% to 1.1155, while EUR/GBP fell 1.01% to 0.7748.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.02% at 96.17.

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