Investing.com – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic, Financial Services&Real Estate and Telecoms&IT sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 gained 0.82%.
The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC:DIDA), which rose 10.47% or 0.048 points to trade at 0.510 at the close. Meanwhile, Iberdrola (MC:IBE) added 2.37% or 0.162 points to end at 7.008 and BBVA (MC:BBVA) was up 1.87% or 0.087 points to 4.737 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Indra A (MC:IDR), which fell 2.82% or 0.250 points to trade at 8.615 at the close. Viscofan (MC:VIS) declined 2.70% or 1.370 points to end at 49.380 and Acerinox (MC:ACX) was down 2.28% or 0.200 points to 8.580.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 92 to 88 and 11 ended unchanged.
Shares in Iberdrola (MC:IBE) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 2.37% or 0.162 to 7.008. Shares in Viscofan (MC:VIS) fell to 52-week lows; down 2.70% or 1.370 to 49.380.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 2.75 to $1247.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.35% or 0.69 to hit $51.84 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.96% or 0.58 to trade at $60.73 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.12% to 1.1354, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8993.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 97.153.