Portugal shares lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.35%

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Portugal shares lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.35%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 declined 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Semapa (LS: SEM ), which rose 1.88% or 0.2600 points to trade at 14.0800 at the close. Sonae SGPS SA (LS: YSO ) added 0.85% or 0.0070 points to end at 0.8295 and REN (LS: RENE ) was up 0.66% or 0.0160 points to 2.4240 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ), which lost 7.15% or 0.4700 points to trade at 6.1000 in late trade. Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ) declined 1.86% or 0.0320 points to end at 1.6900 and Nos SGPS SA (LS: NOS ) shed 1.55% or 0.0850 points to 5.3900.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 21 to 9 and 5 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for February delivery was up 0.66% or 0.41 to $62.49 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.83% or 0.44 to hit $53.69 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.23% or 2.90 to trade at $1243.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1351, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8907.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.925.

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