Spain shares lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.41%

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Spain shares lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.41%
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Investing.com – Spain equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Financial Services & Real Estate , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 fell 0.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC: SGREN ), which rose 5.90% or 0.730 points to trade at 13.110 at the close. Tecnicas Reunidas (MC: TRE ) added 4.97% or 1.110 points to end at 23.440 and ArcelorMittal SA (MC: MTS ) was up 3.67% or 0.740 points to 20.920 in late trade.

Biggest losers included B. Sabadell (MC: SABE ), which lost 9.09% or 0.091 points to trade at 0.909 in late trade. Caixabank SA (MC: CABK ) declined 7.27% or 0.240 points to end at 3.060 and Bankia SA (MC: BKIA ) shed 2.36% or 0.060 points to 2.480.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 98 to 74 and 18 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.22% or 2.85 to $1322.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.29% or 1.23 to hit $55.02 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.53% or 1.54 to trade at $62.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.24% to 1.1471, while EUR/GBP rose 0.41% to 0.8765.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 95.232.

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