Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.54%
Investing.com – Spain equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financial Services & Real Estate , Building & Construction and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 gained 0.54% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC: DIDA ), which rose 4.99% or 0.178 points to trade at 3.746 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (MC: MTS ) added 4.14% or 1.120 points to end at 28.170 and Acerinox (MC: ACX ) was up 3.58% or 0.420 points to 12.140 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Viscofan (MC: VIS ), which lost 1.67% or 0.950 points to trade at 55.800 in late trade. Grifols SA (MC: GRLS ) declined 1.66% or 0.390 points to end at 23.100 and Red Electrica Corporacion SA (MC: REE ) shed 1.29% or 0.215 points to 16.455.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 120 to 62 and 22 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.37% or 5.00 to $1354.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.76% or 1.17 to hit $67.69 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.49% or 1.07 to trade at $72.65 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.2386, while EUR/GBP rose 0.57% to 0.8708.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 89.29.
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