Wednesday, September 19, 2018

© Reuters.  Spain stocks lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.17%© Reuters. Spain stocks lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.17% – Spain stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Financial Services & Real Estate, Consumer Goods and Telecoms & IT sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 declined 0.17%.

The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were ArcelorMittal SA (MC:MTS), which rose 7.21% or 1.655 points to trade at 24.600 at the close. Meanwhile, Acerinox (MC:ACX) added 1.69% or 0.205 points to end at 12.340 and Tecnicas Reunidas (MC:TRE) was up 1.51% or 0.385 points to 25.895 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Banco Santander (MC:SAN), which fell 1.17% or 0.066 points to trade at 5.564 at the close. Mapfre (MC:MAP) declined 1.09% or 0.029 points to end at 2.641 and Amadeus IT (MC:AMA) was down 0.91% or 0.520 points to 56.920.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 87 to 84 and 21 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.55% or 7.07 to $1303.57 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.74% or 0.88 to hit $51.48 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.76% or 0.99 to trade at $57.24 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1846, while EUR/GBP fell 0.22% to 0.8900.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 92.79.

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