Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.13%

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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Building & Construction and Financial Services & Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 added 1.13% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were ArcelorMittal SA (MC: MTS ), which rose 4.35% or 0.870 points to trade at 20.860 at the close. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC: SGREN ) added 3.61% or 0.450 points to end at 12.895 and Cie Automotive (MC: CIEA ) was up 3.15% or 0.700 points to 22.900 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Inmobiliaria Colonial SA (MC: COL ), which lost 1.80% or 0.160 points to trade at 8.715 in late trade. Cellnex Telecom SA (MC: CLNX ) declined 0.86% or 0.21 points to end at 24.27 and Melia Hotels (MC: MEL ) shed 0.68% or 0.060 points to 8.780.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 125 to 50 and 15 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.03% or 12.60 to $1238.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 3.04% or 1.55 to hit $52.48 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.64% or 1.57 to trade at $61.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.34% to 1.1355, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.8908.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 96.838.

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