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Spain stocks higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.09%

Published 06/06/2018, 12:35 PM
© Reuters.  Spain stocks higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.09%

Investing.com – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financial Services & Real Estate, Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Building & Construction sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 1.09%.

The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Repsol (MC:REP), which rose 2.99% or 0.490 points to trade at 16.905 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (MC:MTS) added 2.70% or 0.775 points to end at 29.450 and Acerinox (MC:ACX) was up 2.40% or 0.285 points to 12.180 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC:DIDA), which fell 0.78% or 0.022 points to trade at 2.808 at the close. Grifols SA (MC:GRLS) declined 0.23% or 0.060 points to end at 25.820 and Mapfre (MC:MAP) was down 0.04% or 0.001 points to 2.628.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 125 to 60 and 25 ended unchanged.

Shares in Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC:DIDA) fell to 5-year lows; losing 0.78% or 0.022 to 2.808.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.09% or 1.20 to $1303.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.30% or 0.85 to hit $64.67 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.66% or 0.50 to trade at $74.88 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.57% to 1.1780, while EUR/GBP rose 0.38% to 0.8780.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 93.54.

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