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Portugal stocks lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.27%

Portugal stocks lower at close of trade; PSI 20 down 0.27%

LISBON: Portugal stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Consumer Goods, Technology and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 lost 0.27%.

The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Sonae (LS:YSO), which rose 1.35% or 0.0130 points to trade at 0.9780 at the close. Meanwhile, Semapa (LS:SEM) added 1.13% or 0.1900 points to end at 16.9900 and REN (LS:RENE) was up 0.80% or 0.0220 points to 2.7880 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Corticeira Amorim (LS:CORA), which fell 3.61% or 0.450 points to trade at 12.000 at the close. EDP Renovaveis (LS:EDPR) declined 2.67% or 0.1860 points to end at 6.7740 and Novabase SGPS (LS:NBA) was down 1.58% or 0.050 points to 3.120.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 21 to 14 and 8 ended unchanged.

Brent oil for September delivery was up 1.20% or 0.60 to $50.80 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.50% or 0.72 to hit $48.61 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.29% or 3.64 to trade at $1248.46 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.1631, while EUR/GBP fell 0.31% to 0.8913.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 94.04.