Portugal stocks higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 0.40%

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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 rose 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the were Sonae Capital (LS:), which rose 3.04% or 0.0250 points to trade at 0.8480 at the close. Meanwhile, EDP (LS:) added 2.42% or 0.0730 points to end at 3.0930 and J. Martins SGPS (LS:) was up 2.29% or 0.2350 points to 10.4950 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were The Navigator Company SA (LS:), which fell 2.38% or 0.0880 points to trade at 3.6120 at the close. Banco Comercial Portugues (LS:) declined 1.44% or 0.0035 points to end at 0.2390 and Nos SGPS SA (LS:) was down 1.21% or 0.0650 points to 5.3050.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 15 to 14 and 6 ended unchanged.

Brent oil for February delivery was up 4.70% or 2.82 to $62.88 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.23% or 2.18 to hit $53.67 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.61% or 7.60 to trade at $1251.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1388, while EUR/GBP rose 0.54% to 0.8948.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.705.

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