Portugal stocks lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.24%

Aug 10, 2018

Portugal stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Utilities and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 declined 0.24%.

The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were F.Rama (LS:RAMA), which rose 0.99% or 0.100 points to trade at 10.200 at the close. Meanwhile, Ibersol SGPS (LS:IBS) added 0.83% or 0.080 points to end at 9.720 and Nos SGPS SA (LS:NOS) was up 0.28% or 0.0140 points to 4.9580 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sonae Capital (LS:SONAC), which fell 1.58% or 0.0140 points to trade at 0.8720 at the close. Semapa (LS:SEM) declined 1.55% or 0.3100 points to end at 19.7400 and Sonae (LS:YSO) was down 1.20% or 0.0120 points to 0.9870.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 16 to 12 and 6 ended unchanged.

Brent oil for October delivery was up 1.25% or 0.90 to $72.97 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.27% or 0.85 to hit $67.66 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.04% or 0.50 to trade at $1219.40 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 1.12% to 1.1399, while EUR/GBP fell 0.51% to 0.8940.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.80% at 96.22.