Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.21%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Consumer Services and Financial Services & Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 added 0.21% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Endesa (MC: ELE ), which rose 2.52% or 0.455 points to trade at 18.490 at the close. Acciona (MC: ANA ) added 1.77% or 1.180 points to end at 68.000 and Iberdrola (MC: IBE ) was up 1.62% or 0.100 points to 6.254 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Inditex (MC: ITX ), which lost 2.50% or 0.630 points to trade at 24.550 in late trade. B. Sabadell (MC: SABE ) declined 2.13% or 0.038 points to end at 1.742 and Tecnicas Reunidas (MC: TRE ) shed 1.39% or 0.350 points to 24.780.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 97 to 89 and 23 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.54% or 7.30 to $1349.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.64% or 0.43 to hit $67.50 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.94% or 0.68 to trade at $72.70 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.2330, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.8650.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 89.49.

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