Portugal shares lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.11%

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Portugal shares lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.11%
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Investing.com – Portugal equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Consumer Services and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 fell 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the PSI 20 were REN (LS: RENE ), which rose 3.23% or 0.0830 points to trade at 2.6520 at the close. Nos SGPS SA (LS: NOS ) added 1.89% or 0.1120 points to end at 6.0420 and EDP (LS: EDP ) was up 1.56% or 0.0440 points to 2.8670 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pharol SGPS SA (LS: PHRA ), which lost 6.37% or 0.0100 points to trade at 0.1470 in late trade. Galp Energia Nom (LS: GALP ) declined 2.53% or 0.2750 points to end at 10.6100 and Impresa SGPS (LS: IMPA ) shed 2.22% or 0.0080 points to 0.3520.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 29 to 23 and 2 ended unchanged on the Lisbon Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for May delivery was down 2.68% or 1.10 to $39.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.65% or 0.63 to hit $37.66 a barrel, while the April Gold contract rose 1.26% or 15.90 to trade at $1273.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 1.95% to 1.1214, while EUR/GBP rose 1.17% to 0.7843.

The US Dollar Index was down 1.27% at 95.96.

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