Spain stocks lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.46%
Spain stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Financial Services&Real Estate, Consumer Goods and Telecoms&IT sectors led shares lower.At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 lost 0.46%.The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were Acerinox (MC:ACX), which rose 3.24% or 0.415 points to trade at 13.240 at the close. Meanwhile, Arcel. Mittal (MC:MTS) added 2.21% or 0.167 points to end at 7.717 and ACS Const. (MC:ACS) was up 1.75% or 0.525 points to 30.610 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Banco Popular (MC:POP), which fell 4.42% or 0.043 points to trade at 0.930 at the close. BBVA (MC:BBVA) declined 3.27% or 0.208 points to end at 6.149 and Distribuidora Intl de Aliment (MC:DIDA) was down 1.24% or 0.058 points to 4.634.Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 86 to 75 and 18 ended unchanged.Shares in Acerinox (MC:ACX) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 3.24% or 0.415 to 13.240. Gold for February delivery was down 0.00% or 0.05 to $1185.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 3.23% or 1.64 to hit $52.46 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 3.28% or 1.76 to trade at $55.40 a barrel.EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.0532, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8665.The US Dollar Index was up 0.16% at 102.17.