Spain stocks higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 1.99%

Nov 07, 2018

Spain stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods, Financial Services&Real Estate and Building&Construction sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 added 1.99%.

The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (MC:SGREN), which rose 6.59% or 0.743 points to trade at 12.020 at the close. Meanwhile, Inditex (MC:ITX) added 4.98% or 1.245 points to end at 26.255 and Caixabank SA (MC:CABK) was up 4.38% or 0.156 points to 3.720 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Melia Hotels (MC:MEL), which fell 1.98% or 0.180 points to trade at 8.930 at the close. Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC:DIDA) declined 1.75% or 0.013 points to end at 0.751 and Amadeus IT (MC:AMA) was down 1.72% or 1.220 points to 69.600.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 122 to 50 and 15 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.46% or 5.60 to $1229.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.47% or 0.29 to hit $61.92 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.08% or 0.06 to trade at $72.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.32% to 1.1463, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8717.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.38% at 95.75.