Investing.com – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods, Telecoms&IT and Financial Services&Real Estate sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 1.30%.
The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Inditex (MC:ITX), which rose 3.00% or 0.730 points to trade at 25.040 at the close. Meanwhile, Bankia SA (MC:BKIA) added 2.84% or 0.069 points to end at 2.497 and Melia Hotels (MC:MEL) was up 2.49% or 0.220 points to 9.070 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Merlin Properties SA (MC:MRL), which fell 1.42% or 0.17 points to trade at 11.42 at the close. Inmobiliaria Colonial SA (MC:COL) declined 1.06% or 0.095 points to end at 8.860 and Mediaset ESP (MC:TL5) was down 0.47% or 0.030 points to 6.304.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 135 to 42 and 14 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.06% or 0.85 to $1318.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.28% or 0.70 to hit $53.86 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.50% or 0.31 to trade at $62.20 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1409, while EUR/GBP rose 0.45% to 0.8810.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 95.808.