Investing.com – Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms, Utilities and Financials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 gained 0.40%.
The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Pharol SGPS SA (LS:PHRA), which rose 1.78% or 0.0032 points to trade at 0.1832 at the close. Meanwhile, REN (LS:RENE) added 1.71% or 0.0440 points to end at 2.6200 and EDP (LS:EDP) was up 1.55% or 0.0480 points to 3.1360 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Mota Engil (LS:MOTA), which fell 2.66% or 0.0520 points to trade at 1.9000 at the close. Sonae SGPS SA (LS:YSO) declined 1.83% or 0.0170 points to end at 0.9125 and Sonae Capital (LS:SONAC) was down 0.91% or 0.0080 points to 0.8710.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 15 to 12 and 8 ended unchanged.
Brent oil for April delivery was up 2.88% or 1.72 to $61.53 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 3.00% or 1.56 to hit $53.55 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 4.75 to trade at $1307.85 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1422, while EUR/GBP rose 0.26% to 0.8702.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 95.528.