Investing.com – Spain stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic, Telecoms&IT and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 declined 0.27%.
The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Tecnicas Reunidas (MC:TRE), which rose 5.08% or 1.110 points to trade at 22.980 at the close. Meanwhile, Indra A (MC:IDR) added 4.83% or 0.395 points to end at 8.580 and Cie Automotive (MC:CIEA) was up 2.85% or 0.640 points to 23.100 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Bankinter (MC:BKT), which fell 2.13% or 0.154 points to trade at 7.082 at the close. Telefonica (MC:TEF) declined 2.04% or 0.157 points to end at 7.527 and Merlin Properties SA (MC:MRL) was down 1.45% or 0.16 points to 10.90.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 105 to 75 and 11 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.26% or 3.35 to $1289.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 4.42% or 2.20 to hit $51.98 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 3.99% or 2.34 to trade at $61.06 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.79% to 1.1530, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.9030.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.60% at 94.903.