Portugal shares lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.44%

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Portugal shares lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.44%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Consumer Goods and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 declined 0.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were Altri SGPS (LS: ALSS ), which rose 1.00% or 0.0900 points to trade at 9.0600 at the close. EDP (LS: EDP ) added 0.43% or 0.0150 points to end at 3.5050 and Banco Comercial Portugues (LS: BCP ) was up 0.27% or 0.0007 points to 0.2581 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mota Engil (LS: MOTA ), which lost 2.27% or 0.0700 points to trade at 3.0200 in late trade. Ibersol SGPS (LS: IBS ) declined 2.03% or 0.250 points to end at 12.050 and Galp Energia Nom (LS: GALP ) shed 1.48% or 0.2550 points to 17.0100.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 21 to 8 and 8 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for September delivery was down 3.60% or 2.84 to $76.02 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.55% or 1.89 to hit $72.22 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.72% or 9.00 to trade at $1246.40 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.34% to 1.1704, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8851.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 94.24.

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