Investing.com – Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 added 0.76% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Altri SGPS (LS:ALSS), which rose 2.97% or 0.2000 points to trade at 6.9300 at the close. Meanwhile, Mota Engil (LS:MOTA) added 2.67% or 0.0460 points to end at 1.7700 and Ibersol SGPS (LS:IBS) was up 2.62% or 0.220 points to 8.620 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Banco Comercial Portugues (LS:BCP), which fell 0.41% or 0.0010 points to trade at 0.2427 at the close. EDP Renovaveis (LS:EDPR) added 0.19% or 0.0150 points to end at 7.9500 and Sonae Capital (LS:SONAC) was up 0.23% or 0.0020 points to 0.8660.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 25 to 4 and 5 ended unchanged.
Brent oil for March delivery was up 2.12% or 1.30 to $62.48 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.88% or 1.50 to hit $53.57 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.75% or 9.75 to trade at $1282.55 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.30% to 1.1361, while EUR/GBP rose 0.54% to 0.8818.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 96.037.