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Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.21%

Published 12/24/2018, 04:29 PM
Updated 12/24/2018, 04:30 PM
© Reuters.  Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.21%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Telecoms Services, Financial Services and Consumer Staples sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC declined 0.21%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were El Puerto De Liverpool Sab De CV (MX:LIVEPOLC1), which rose 2.50% or 3.11 points to trade at 127.61 at the close. Meanwhile, Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:ELEKTRA) added 2.10% or 19.63 points to end at 956.59 and GMexico Transportes SA de CV (MX:GMXT) was up 1.95% or 0.520 points to 27.250 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Gentera SAB de CV (MX:GENTERA), which fell 3.75% or 0.570 points to trade at 14.700 at the close. Grupo LALA SA de CV (MX:LALAB) declined 2.34% or 0.50 points to end at 20.95 and Grupo Televisa SAB Unit (MX:TLVACPO) was down 2.14% or 1.07 points to 48.99.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Mexico Stock Exchange by 113 to 92 and 7 ended unchanged.

Shares in Grupo Televisa SAB Unit (MX:TLVACPO) fell to 5-year lows; falling 2.14% or 1.07 to 48.99.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.14% or 14.40 to $1272.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 6.34% or 2.89 to hit $42.70 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 6.23% or 3.37 to trade at $50.73 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.29% to 19.8742, while EUR/MXN fell 0.05% to 22.6727.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 96.010.

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