Investing.com – Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Staples, Healthcare and Telecoms Services sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC rose 0.18%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Wal - Mart De Mexico, SAB De CV (MX:WALMEX), which rose 3.32% or 1.610 points to trade at 50.130 at the close. Meanwhile, BanRegio Grupo Financiero SAB de CV (MX:RA) added 2.33% or 2.31 points to end at 101.38 and Gruma SAB de CV (MX:GRUMAB) was up 1.80% or 4.07 points to 230.07 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Grupo Cementos De Chihuahua (MX:GCC), which fell 1.98% or 2.120 points to trade at 104.760 at the close. Genomma Lab Internacional SAB De CV (MX:LABB) declined 1.92% or 0.250 points to end at 12.800 and Alfa, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:ALFAA) was down 1.91% or 0.460 points to 23.660.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Mexico Stock Exchange by 147 to 139 and 12 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.56% or 7.35 to $1310.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.37% or 1.23 to hit $53.22 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.12% or 1.27 to trade at $61.08 a barrel.
USD/MXN was down 0.16% to 19.0075, while EUR/MXN fell 0.07% to 21.7360.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 95.518.