Investing.com – Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials, Telecoms and Utilities sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 added 0.99% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Mota Engil (LS:MOTA), which rose 3.51% or 0.0690 points to trade at 2.0350 at the close. Meanwhile, The Navigator Company SA (LS:NVGR) added 2.27% or 0.0940 points to end at 4.2400 and Corticeira Amorim (LS:CORA) was up 1.88% or 0.180 points to 9.760 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were EDP Renovaveis (LS:EDPR), which fell 0.44% or 0.0350 points to trade at 7.8500 at the close. Galp Energia Nom (LS:GALP) declined 0.14% or 0.0200 points to end at 13.9500 and Pharol SGPS SA (LS:PHRA) was down 0.11% or 0.0002 points to 0.1794.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 20 to 9 and 5 ended unchanged.
Brent oil for March delivery was up 0.62% or 0.38 to $61.47 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.85% or 0.45 to hit $53.58 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 1.35% or 17.25 to trade at $1297.05 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.86% to 1.1402, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8659.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.72% at 95.602.