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Portugal stocks lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 1.14%

Published 12/27/2018, 12:45 PM
© Reuters.  Portugal stocks lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 1.14%

Investing.com – Portugal stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology, Industrials and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 declined 1.14% to hit a new 52-week low.

The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Semapa (LS:SEM), which rose 1.89% or 0.2400 points to trade at 12.9600 at the close. Meanwhile, J. Martins SGPS (LS:JMT) added 0.15% or 0.0150 points to end at 10.1200 and CTT Correios de Portugal SA (LS:CTT) was up 0.14% or 0.0040 points to 2.9340 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pharol SGPS SA (LS:PHRA), which fell 3.36% or 0.0058 points to trade at 0.1670 at the close. Banco Comercial Portugues (LS:BCP) declined 2.56% or 0.0058 points to end at 0.2212 and Nos SGPS SA (LS:NOS) was down 2.49% or 0.1300 points to 5.1000.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 25 to 8 and 1 ended unchanged.

Brent oil for March delivery was down 3.71% or 2.05 to $53.24 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 3.56% or 1.66 to hit $44.95 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.84% or 10.70 to trade at $1280.45 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.84% to 1.1448, while EUR/GBP rose 0.69% to 0.9049.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.62% at 95.982.

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