© Reuters. Portugal stocks higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.71%

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

At the close in Lisbon, the added 0.71% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the were Mota Engil (LS:), which rose 2.56% or 0.0440 points to trade at 1.7660 at the close. Meanwhile, The Navigator Company SA (LS:) added 1.68% or 0.0640 points to end at 3.8720 and Sonae SGPS SA (LS:) was up 1.54% or 0.0130 points to 0.8585 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pharol SGPS SA (LS:), which fell 0.53% or 0.0010 points to trade at 0.1860 at the close. Banco Comercial Portugues (LS:) declined 0.41% or 0.0010 points to end at 0.2444 and Corticeira Amorim (LS:) was down 0.21% or 0.020 points to 9.460.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 21 to 10 and 6 ended unchanged.

Brent oil for March delivery was down 1.49% or 0.92 to $60.76 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.48% or 0.78 to hit $51.81 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 3.30 to trade at $1290.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1481, while EUR/GBP fell 1.00% to 0.8927.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 95.150.

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