Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.69%  | Jan 13, 2018 04:05

Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.69% – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financial Services, Consumer Staples and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC gained 0.69%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Alpek, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:ALPEKA), which rose 5.30% or 1.230 points to trade at 24.430 at the close. Nemak SAB de CV (MX:NEMAKA) added 3.95% or 0.58 points to end at 15.25 and Grupo Financiero Inbursa , SAB De CV (MX:GFINBURO) was up 2.89% or 0.970 points to 34.590 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste (MX:ASURB), which lost 1.25% or 4.55 points to trade at 358.53 in late trade. Becle SA (MX:CUERVO) declined 1.17% or 0.380 points to end at 32.220 and PINFRA SAB De CV (MX:PINFRA) shed 0.84% or 1.62 points to 191.32.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 168 to 138 and 8 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.19% or 15.80 to $1338.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.94% or 0.60 to hit $64.40 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.78% or 0.54 to trade at $69.80 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 1.21% to 19.0405, while EUR/MXN rose 0.19% to 23.2308.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 1.13% at 90.62.

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