Investing.com – Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology, Consumer Services and Industrials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 added 0.31% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Mota Engil (LS:MOTA), which rose 11.96% or 0.2100 points to trade at 1.9660 at the close. Meanwhile, Nos SGPS SA (LS:NOS) added 2.63% or 0.1450 points to end at 5.6500 and Sonae SGPS SA (LS:YSO) was up 2.32% or 0.0215 points to 0.9485 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Ibersol SGPS (LS:IBS), which fell 2.07% or 0.180 points to trade at 8.500 at the close. J. Martins SGPS (LS:JMT) declined 1.96% or 0.2500 points to end at 12.5300 and Ramada Investimentos e Industria SA (LS:RAMA) was down 1.22% or 0.100 points to 8.100.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 16 to 13 and 6 ended unchanged.
Shares in Nos SGPS SA (LS:NOS) rose to 52-week highs; up 2.63% or 0.1450 to 5.6500.
Brent oil for March delivery was up 0.10% or 0.06 to $61.20 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.03% or 0.54 to hit $53.16 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.38% or 4.85 to trade at $1279.15 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.69% to 1.1301, while EUR/GBP fell 0.34% to 0.8676.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.56% at 96.308.