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Portugal stocks higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 1.30%

Published 12/28/2018, 12:45 PM
© Reuters.  Portugal stocks higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 1.30%

Investing.com – Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms, Technology and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 rose 1.30%.

The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Mota Engil (LS:MOTA), which rose 3.19% or 0.0480 points to trade at 1.5540 at the close. Meanwhile, Corticeira Amorim (LS:CORA) added 2.83% or 0.240 points to end at 8.720 and Banco Comercial Portugues (LS:BCP) was up 2.58% or 0.0057 points to 0.2269 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pharol SGPS SA (LS:PHRA), which fell 5.15% or 0.0086 points to trade at 0.1584 at the close. Semapa (LS:SEM) declined 1.54% or 0.2000 points to end at 12.7600 and CTT Correios de Portugal SA (LS:CTT) was down 1.30% or 0.0380 points to 2.8960.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 19 to 15 and 2 ended unchanged.

Brent oil for March delivery was up 0.95% or 0.50 to $53.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.61% or 0.72 to hit $45.33 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.20 to trade at $1280.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1434, while EUR/GBP fell 0.38% to 0.9007.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 96.002.

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