Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.80%

Aug 03, 2018

Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Financial Services, Materials and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC fell 0.80%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Alpek, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:ALPEKA), which rose 0.99% or 0.310 points to trade at 31.590 at the close. Meanwhile, El Puerto De Liverpool Sab De CV (MX:LIVEPOLC1) added 0.79% or 1.07 points to end at 136.50 and Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:ELEKTRA) was up 0.52% or 3.58 points to 687.75 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV Class B (MX:BSMXB), which fell 2.64% or 0.830 points to trade at 30.650 at the close. Grupo Carso, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:GCARSOA1) declined 2.59% or 1.980 points to end at 74.530 and VOLARIS A (MX:VOLARA) was down 2.31% or 0.31 points to 13.10.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Mexico Stock Exchange by 0 to 0.

Shares in Alpek, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:ALPEKA) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 0.99% or 0.310 to 31.590.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.49% or 6.00 to $1214.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $68.92 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.05% or 0.04 to trade at $73.41 a barrel.

USD/MXN was up 0.15% to 18.6664, while EUR/MXN rose 0.07% to 21.6217.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 95.03.