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

Published 16/10/2018, 03:35 am
© Reuters.  Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.24%

Investing.com – Spain equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms & IT, Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Financial Services & Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Ferrovial (MC:FER), which rose 2.63% or 0.450 points to trade at 17.560 at the close. Acciona (MC:ANA) added 1.51% or 1.080 points to end at 72.620 and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC:SGREN) was up 1.43% or 0.134 points to 9.534 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC:DIDA), which lost 41.50% or 0.788 points to trade at 1.111 in late trade. Melia Hotels (MC:MEL) declined 3.16% or 0.295 points to end at 9.040 and Tecnicas Reunidas (MC:TRE) shed 2.51% or 0.620 points to 24.080.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 106 to 56 and 23 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.66% or 8.10 to $1230.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.18% or 0.13 to hit $71.47 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.04 to trade at $80.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.1588, while EUR/GBP rose 0.13% to 0.8803.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 94.70.

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