Investing.com – Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Lisbon, the gained 0.90%.
The best performers of the session on the were Galp Energia Nom (LS:), which rose 4.50% or 0.5500 points to trade at 12.7650 at the close. Meanwhile, Altri SGPS (LS:) added 1.55% or 0.0560 points to end at 3.6600 and Sonae Capital (LS:) was up 1.42% or 0.0100 points to 0.7120 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Mota Engil (LS:), which fell 0.85% or 0.0130 points to trade at 1.5110 at the close. Corticeira Amorim (LS:) declined 0.47% or 0.038 points to end at 8.000 and Banco BPI (LS:) was down 0.18% or 0.0020 points to 1.1270.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 28 to 20 and 9 ended unchanged.
Brent oil for February delivery was up 9.23% or 4.37 to $ 51.69 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 8.84% or 4.00 to hit $ 49.23 a barrel, while the February Gold contract fell 1.18% or 14.05 to trade at $ 1176.75 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.54% to 1.0593, while EUR/GBP fell 0.57% to 0.8476.
The US Dollar Index was up 0.57% at 101.56.
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