© Reuters.  Portugal stocks higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 1.90%© Reuters. Portugal stocks higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 1.90%

Investing.com – Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Industrials and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 rose 1.90%.

The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were The Navigator Company SA (LS:NVGR), which rose 5.36% or 0.2640 points to trade at 5.1900 at the close. Meanwhile, Altri SGPS (LS:ALSS) added 5.13% or 0.4200 points to end at 8.6100 and Mota Engil (LS:MOTA) was up 3.16% or 0.0900 points to 2.9400 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Corticeira Amorim (LS:CORA), which fell 0.70% or 0.080 points to trade at 11.280 at the close. Ibersol SGPS (LS:IBS) declined 0.41% or 0.050 points to end at 12.000 and REN (LS:RENE) was down 0.26% or 0.0060 points to 2.3420.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 24 to 7 and 7 ended unchanged.

Brent oil for August delivery was up 2.33% or 1.70 to $74.75 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 4.81% or 3.15 to hit $68.69 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.04% or 0.50 to trade at $1271.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.40% to 1.1649, while EUR/GBP rose 0.21% to 0.8781.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 94.28.

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