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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.15%

Published 2017/05/03, 18:35
© Reuters.  Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.15%

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

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 gained 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Acciona (MC:ANA), which rose 1.65% or 1.280 points to trade at 78.830 at the close. Red Electrica Corporacion SA (MC:REE) added 1.21% or 0.220 points to end at 18.415 and BBVA (MC:BBVA) was up 0.87% or 0.065 points to 7.505 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Viscofan (MC:VIS), which lost 3.42% or 1.890 points to trade at 53.390 in late trade. Arcel. Mittal (MC:MTS) declined 3.02% or 0.218 points to end at 7.005 and Acerinox (MC:ACX) shed 1.46% or 0.185 points to 12.515.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 104 to 60 and 17 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.55% or 6.86 to $1250.14 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.21% or 0.10 to hit $47.56 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $50.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.12% to 1.0917, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8456.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 98.94.

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