Investing.com – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financial Services&Real Estate, Telecoms&IT and Building&Construction sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 gained 1.35%.
The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC:DIDA), which rose 11.88% or 0.049 points to trade at 0.462 at the close. Meanwhile, Cie Automotive (MC:CIEA) added 5.89% or 1.200 points to end at 21.560 and Banco Santander (MC:SAN) was up 3.39% or 0.132 points to 4.011 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Inditex (MC:ITX), which fell 4.86% or 1.280 points to trade at 25.050 at the close. Aena SME SA (MC:AENA) added 0.28% or 0.40 points to end at 143.10 and Tecnicas Reunidas (MC:TRE) was up 0.48% or 0.110 points to 23.090.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 143 to 29 and 18 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.19% or 2.40 to $1249.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.93% or 0.48 to hit $52.13 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.10% or 0.66 to trade at $60.86 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.41% to 1.1363, while EUR/GBP fell 0.82% to 0.8989.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 97.035.