Investing.com – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Financial Services&Real Estate, Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic and Telecoms&IT sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 0.38%.
The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Endesa SA (MC:ELE), which rose 2.34% or 0.470 points to trade at 20.570 at the close. Meanwhile, Banco Santander (MC:SAN) added 1.81% or 0.076 points to end at 4.276 and Telefonica (MC:TEF) was up 1.78% or 0.134 points to 7.661 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC:SGREN), which fell 2.32% or 0.270 points to trade at 11.385 at the close. Amadeus IT (MC:AMA) declined 1.57% or 0.980 points to end at 61.460 and B. Sabadell (MC:SABE) was down 1.53% or 0.016 points to 1.031.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 87 to 76 and 22 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.21% or 2.65 to $1289.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.21% or 0.11 to hit $52.25 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.18% or 0.11 to trade at $61.33 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.29% to 1.1507, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.9023.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 95.060.