Investing.com – Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms, Basic Materials and Utilities sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 added 0.34%.
The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were J. Martins SGPS (LS:JMT), which rose 2.65% or 0.3300 points to trade at 12.7800 at the close. Meanwhile, Altri SGPS (LS:ALSS) added 2.32% or 0.1600 points to end at 7.0700 and Sonae SGPS SA (LS:YSO) was up 1.04% or 0.0095 points to 0.9270 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Galp Energia Nom (LS:GALP), which fell 1.73% or 0.2450 points to trade at 13.9000 at the close. EDP Renovaveis (LS:EDPR) declined 1.19% or 0.0950 points to end at 7.8850 and Sonae Capital (LS:SONAC) was down 0.57% or 0.0050 points to 0.8740.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 17 to 11 and 7 ended unchanged.
Brent oil for March delivery was down 1.27% or 0.78 to $60.72 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.40% or 0.74 to hit $52.27 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 0.75 to trade at $1284.15 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.31% to 1.1394, while EUR/GBP fell 0.52% to 0.8720.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 95.722.