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

Published 03/05/2018, 02:35 am
© Reuters.  Spain shares higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.09%

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

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 1.09% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Indra A (MC:IDR), which rose 3.48% or 0.400 points to trade at 11.880 at the close. Amadeus IT (MC:AMA) added 3.36% or 2.040 points to end at 62.740 and Caixabank SA (MC:CABK) was up 3.19% or 0.129 points to 4.170 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC:GAM), which lost 1.02% or 0.145 points to trade at 14.120 in late trade. Acciona (MC:ANA) declined 0.32% or 0.220 points to end at 69.200 and Ferrovial (MC:FER) shed 0.28% or 0.050 points to 17.680.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 129 to 52 and 25 ended unchanged on the Madrid Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.08% or 1.00 to $1305.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.25% or 0.17 to hit $67.42 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.12% or 0.09 to trade at $73.04 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1955, while EUR/GBP fell 0.20% to 0.8790.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 92.52.

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