Investing.com – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic and Building&Construction sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 added 0.23% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Mediaset ESP (MC:TL5), which rose 5.77% or 0.340 points to trade at 6.228 at the close. Meanwhile, Cie Automotive (MC:CIEA) added 2.72% or 0.660 points to end at 24.920 and Repsol (MC:REP) was up 1.86% or 0.275 points to 15.050 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were B. Sabadell (MC:SABE), which fell 1.99% or 0.021 points to trade at 1.034 at the close. Caixabank SA (MC:CABK) declined 1.84% or 0.062 points to end at 3.310 and Bankia SA (MC:BKIA) was down 1.44% or 0.037 points to 2.539.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 109 to 66 and 18 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.34% or 4.40 to $1279.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.05% or 0.55 to hit $53.17 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $61.17 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.66% to 1.1304, while EUR/GBP fell 0.32% to 0.8678.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.53% at 96.280.