Portugal shares lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.37%

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Portugal shares lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.37%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Utilities and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 declined 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Sonae SGPS SA (LS: YSO ), which rose 0.99% or 0.0090 points to trade at 0.9175 at the close. Ramada Investimentos e Industria SA (LS: RAMA ) added 0.62% or 0.050 points to end at 8.150 and Nos SGPS SA (LS: NOS ) was up 0.55% or 0.0300 points to 5.5100 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ), which lost 1.80% or 0.0320 points to trade at 1.7420 in late trade. Galp Energia Nom (LS: GALP ) declined 1.60% or 0.2300 points to end at 14.1450 and Pharol SGPS SA (LS: PHRA ) shed 1.32% or 0.0024 points to 0.1800.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 19 to 12 and 4 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was down 2.76% or 1.73 to $61.01 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.72% or 1.47 to hit $52.57 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.00% or 0.05 to trade at $1282.65 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1367, while EUR/GBP fell 0.52% to 0.8768.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 95.917.

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