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Mexico stocks higher at close of trade; IPC up 0.81%

Published 03/15/2017, 06:29 PM
Updated 03/15/2017, 06:30 PM
Mexico stocks higher at close of trade; IPC up 0.81%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Materials, Consumer Goods & Services and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the IPC rose 0.81%.

The best performers of the session on the IPC were Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:ELEKTRA), which rose 4.23% or 13.59 points to trade at 334.64 at the close. Meanwhile, VOLARIS A (MX:VOLARA) added 3.28% or 0.79 points to end at 24.88 and Gentera SAB de CV (MX:GENTERA) was up 3.02% or 0.830 points to 28.320 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste (MX:ASURB), which fell 1.16% or 3.65 points to trade at 311.60 at the close. Grupo Aeroportuario Del CentroNorte (MX:OMAB) declined 0.65% or 0.630 points to end at 95.840 and Grupo Televisa SA (MX:TLVACPO) was down 0.62% or 0.63 points to 100.53.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Mexico Stock Exchange by 143 to 125 and 13 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.04% or 0.45 to $1219.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.29% or 0.14 to hit $49.12 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.12% or 0.06 to trade at $52.05 a barrel.

USD/MXN was up 0.10% to 19.2411, while EUR/MXN rose 0.11% to 20.6508.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 1.24% at 100.36.

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