Investing.com – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Financial Services&Real Estate, Building&Construction and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 0.38% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were ArcelorMittal SA (MC:MTS), which rose 5.62% or 1.065 points to trade at 20.025 at the close. Meanwhile, B. Sabadell (MC:SABE) added 4.40% or 0.045 points to end at 1.080 and Tecnicas Reunidas (MC:TRE) was up 3.11% or 0.690 points to 22.860 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Grifols SA (MC:GRLS), which fell 2.14% or 0.520 points to trade at 23.790 at the close. Merlin Properties SA (MC:MRL) declined 1.65% or 0.20 points to end at 11.61 and Naturgy Energy Group SA (MC:NTGY) was down 1.43% or 0.340 points to 23.510.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 99 to 82 and 10 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.32% or 16.95 to $1296.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.00% or 0.53 to hit $53.66 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.72% or 0.44 to trade at $61.53 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.87% to 1.1403, while EUR/GBP rose 0.15% to 0.8664.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.73% at 95.597.