Portugal shares lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.08%

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Portugal shares lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.08%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Financials , Utilities and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 lost 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ), which rose 2.48% or 0.1600 points to trade at 6.6100 at the close. Banco Comercial Portugues (LS: BCP ) added 2.42% or 0.0058 points to end at 0.2455 and Ramada Investimentos e Industria SA (LS: RAMA ) was up 1.29% or 0.100 points to 7.850 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ibersol SGPS (LS: IBS ), which lost 2.80% or 0.240 points to trade at 8.340 in late trade. Galp Energia Nom (LS: GALP ) declined 2.34% or 0.3400 points to end at 14.1950 and Pharol SGPS SA (LS: PHRA ) shed 1.73% or 0.0032 points to 0.1818.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 17 to 15 and 1 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was up 0.08% or 0.05 to $60.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.58% or 0.30 to hit $51.81 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.42% or 5.45 to trade at $1293.85 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.1399, while EUR/GBP fell 0.05% to 0.8868.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 95.688.

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