Spain stocks higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.38%

© Reuters.  Spain stocks higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 0.38% – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Financial Services & Real EstateConsumer Services and Telecoms & IT sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 gained 0.38% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Mapfre (MC:MAP), which rose 2.13% or 0.060 points to trade at 2.882 at the close. Meanwhile, Caixabank SA(MC:CABK) added 1.42% or 0.057 points to end at 4.060 and B. Sabadell (MC:SABE) was up 1.41% or 0.025 points to 1.766 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Acerinox (MC:ACX), which fell 1.72% or 0.210 points to trade at 12.010 at the close. Indra A (MC:IDR) declined 1.53% or 0.170 points to end at 10.950 and Gas Natural (MC:GAS) was down 1.40% or 0.290 points to 20.380.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 108 to 71 and 20 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.96% or 12.90 to $1325.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.26% or 0.18 to hit $68.22 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.18 to trade at $74.24 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.60% to 1.2214, while EUR/GBP fell 0.21% to 0.8758.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.62% at 90.64.