Investing.com – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic, Telecoms&IT and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 0.10%.
The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Indra A (MC:IDR), which rose 5.44% or 0.485 points to trade at 9.395 at the close. Meanwhile, Grifols SA (MC:GRLS) added 1.41% or 0.360 points to end at 25.960 and Merlin Properties SA (MC:MRL) was up 1.35% or 0.15 points to 11.28 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Melia Hotels (MC:MEL), which fell 7.67% or 0.685 points to trade at 8.245 at the close. Mediaset ESP (MC:TL5) declined 7.45% or 0.472 points to end at 5.864 and Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC:DIDA) was down 4.61% or 0.035 points to 0.716.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 87 to 81 and 20 ended unchanged.
Shares in Melia Hotels (MC:MEL) fell to 3-years lows; down 7.67% or 0.685 to 8.245.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.17% or 2.10 to $1224.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.52% or 0.94 to hit $60.73 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.71% or 1.23 to trade at $70.84 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.20% to 1.1404, while EUR/GBP fell 0.02% to 0.8702.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 96.20.© Reuters.