Investing.com – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms&IT, Financial Services&Real Estate and Building&Construction sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 gained 1.80% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Mediaset ESP (MC:TL5), which rose 5.55% or 0.304 points to trade at 5.780 at the close. Meanwhile, Amadeus IT (MC:AMA) added 3.54% or 2.220 points to end at 65.000 and ArcelorMittal SA (MC:MTS) was up 3.44% or 0.666 points to 20.020 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tecnicas Reunidas (MC:TRE), which fell 0.98% or 0.220 points to trade at 22.220 at the close. Caixabank SA (MC:CABK) declined 0.24% or 0.008 points to end at 3.310 and Red Electrica Corporacion SA (MC:REE) was up 0.05% or 0.010 points to 19.660.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 131 to 42 and 15 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.78% or 10.05 to $1282.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.90% or 1.51 to hit $53.58 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.19% or 1.34 to trade at $62.52 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1358, while EUR/GBP rose 0.45% to 0.8810.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 96.030.