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Spain stocks higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.24%

Published 09/13/2018, 12:35 PM
Updated 09/13/2018, 12:36 PM
© Reuters.  Spain stocks higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.24%
- – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Financial Services & Real Estate, Consumer Services and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 gained 0.24%.

The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were BBVA (MC:BBVA), which rose 4.28% or 0.223 points to trade at 5.438 at the close. Meanwhile, Mediaset ESP (MC:TL5) added 2.93% or 0.178 points to end at 6.260 and B. Sabadell (MC:SABE) was up 2.84% or 0.038 points to 1.377 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC:GAM), which fell 7.04% or 0.870 points to trade at 11.480 at the close. Melia Hotels (MC:MEL) declined 4.88% or 0.500 points to end at 9.750 and Tecnicas Reunidas (MC:TRE) was down 2.69% or 0.740 points to 26.800.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 95 to 71 and 22 ended unchanged.

Shares in Melia Hotels (MC:MEL) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.88% or 0.500 to 9.750.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.16% or 1.90 to $1209.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.22% or 1.56 to hit $68.81 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.66% or 1.32 to trade at $78.42 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.44% to 1.1677, while EUR/GBP fell 0.01% to 0.8910.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 94.60.

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