Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.24%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.24%

Investing.com – Spain equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Financial Services & Real Estate , Consumer Services and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were BBVA (MC: BBVA ), which rose 4.28% or 0.223 points to trade at 5.438 at the close. Mediaset ESP (MC: TL5 ) added 2.93% or 0.178 points to end at 6.260 and B. Sabadell (MC: SABE ) was up 2.84% or 0.038 points to 1.377 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC: GAM ), which lost 7.04% or 0.870 points to trade at 11.480 in late trade. Melia Hotels (MC: MEL ) declined 4.88% or 0.500 points to end at 9.750 and Tecnicas Reunidas (MC: TRE ) shed 2.69% or 0.740 points to 26.800.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 95 to 71 and 22 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.16% or 1.90 to $1209.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.22% or 1.56 to hit $68.81 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.64% or 1.31 to trade at $78.43 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.44% to 1.1677, while EUR/GBP fell 0.02% to 0.8909.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 94.60.

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