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Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.45%

Published 2018-04-26, 12:35 p/m
© Reuters.  Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.45%

Investing.com – Spain equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms & IT, Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Indra A (MC:IDR), which rose 3.25% or 0.360 points to trade at 11.450 at the close. Tecnicas Reunidas (MC:TRE) added 2.46% or 0.620 points to end at 25.830 and Red Electrica Corporacion SA (MC:REE) was up 1.73% or 0.285 points to 16.780 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Acerinox (MC:ACX), which lost 1.02% or 0.120 points to trade at 11.700 in late trade. Caixabank SA (MC:CABK) declined 0.90% or 0.036 points to end at 3.960 and Banco Santander (MC:SAN) shed 0.37% or 0.020 points to 5.356.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 114 to 60 and 26 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.33% or 4.30 to $1318.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.09% or 0.06 to hit $67.99 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.55% or 0.41 to trade at $74.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.36% to 1.2117, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.8701.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 91.29.

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