Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.39%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.39%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Building & Construction , Consumer Services and Financial Services & Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Enagas (MC: ENAG ), which rose 2.30% or 0.560 points to trade at 24.880 at the close. Cie Automotive (MC: CIEA ) added 2.20% or 0.600 points to end at 27.860 and Melia Hotels (MC: MEL ) was up 1.97% or 0.220 points to 11.410 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tecnicas Reunidas (MC: TRE ), which lost 2.81% or 0.780 points to trade at 26.940 in late trade. Bankia SA (MC: BKIA ) declined 1.94% or 0.065 points to end at 3.294 and Indra A (MC: IDR ) shed 1.56% or 0.160 points to 10.090.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 114 to 66 and 22 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.27% or 3.40 to $1255.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.19% or 0.87 to hit $73.81 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.25% or 0.19 to trade at $77.20 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.39% to 1.1736, while EUR/GBP rose 0.03% to 0.8847.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 93.80.

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