Spain shares lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.62%

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Spain shares lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.62%
Credit: © Reuters. – Spain equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Building & Construction , Telecoms & IT and Financial Services & Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 lost 0.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Grifols SA (MC: GRLS ), which rose 4.80% or 1.070 points to trade at 23.380 at the close. B. Sabadell (MC: SABE ) added 4.45% or 0.046 points to end at 1.079 and Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC: DIDA ) was up 2.58% or 0.020 points to 0.795 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Viscofan (MC: VIS ), which lost 19.55% or 12.150 points to trade at 50.000 in late trade. Acerinox (MC: ACX ) declined 8.69% or 0.965 points to end at 10.135 and ArcelorMittal SA (MC: MTS ) shed 3.67% or 0.810 points to 21.270.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 116 to 60 and 14 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.90% or 11.10 to $1240.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.18% or 0.12 to hit $67.45 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.47% or 0.36 to trade at $77.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.31% to 1.1409, while EUR/GBP rose 0.16% to 0.8888.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 96.12.

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