Dollar up against loonie as U.S. slaps duties on Canadian lumber

2017-04-25 00:16 GMT

Investing.com - The dollar gained against the loonie on Tuesday in Asia after U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday his agency will impose new anti-subsidy duties averaging 20% on Canadian softwood lumber imports, a move that escalates a long-running trade dispute between the two countries.

USD/CAD traded up 0.33% to 1.3545 after a report on Reuters on the move.

Speaking to Reuters by phone a day ahead of the expected announcement, Ross said that the duties would affect $5 billion worth of softwood lumber imports from Canada.

"It's about 31.5% of the total U.S. market, so it's a pretty big deal in terms of the Canadian relationship," he said.

The trade case was filed at Commerce against Canadian lumber producers by their U.S. competitors, who argued that Canadian timber grown on public lands receives an effective subsidy from the government that is unavailable to the U.S. firms, who cut timber grown largely on private land.

Dollar slightly weaker in Asia as Korea tensions eyed

2017-04-24 23:35 GMT

Investing.com - The dollar traded slightly weaker in early Asia on Tuesday as investors keep a close eye on developments on the Korean peninsula as the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier-led battle group heads to the Sea of Japan.

The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was last quoted down 0.04% to 99.057. USD/JPY changed hands at 109.78, upo 0.01%, while AUD/USD traded at 0.7565, down 0.07%. EUR/USD fell 0.02% to 1.0865.

Japan reports the corporate services price index with an expected gain of 0.8% year-on-year for March. Markets in Australia and New Zealand are shut for ANZAC day.

Overnight, the euro eased from a 5-1/2 month high against the dollar on Monday, but remained close to session highs, as investors poured into the single currency, after the outcome of the first round of the French presidential election matched expectations.

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron garnered 23.8% of the vote while far-right candidate Marine Le Pen garnered 21.7%.

EUR/USD rose more than 1% as investors assumed Emmanuel Macron will beat anti-EU Marine Le Pen in the race for the French presidency, after polls indicated a victory for Mr Macron in the run-off vote, scheduled for May 7.

Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.64%

2017-04-24 21:25 GMT

Investing.com – Peru stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Industrials, S&P Lima Juniors and Non-Metal Minerals sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General declined 0.64%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Southern Copper Corp (LM:SPC), which rose 1.19% or 0.42 points to trade at 35.62 at the close. Meanwhile, Edegel (LM:EDE) added 0.83% or 0.020 points to end at 2.420 and ENGIE Energia Peru SA (LM:ENGI) was up 0.52% or 0.040 points to 7.800 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sider (LM:SID), which fell 5.00% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.380 at the close. PPX Mining Corp (LM:PPX) unchanged 4.00% or 0.00 points to end at 0.05 and Sociedad Minera el Brocal SAA (LM:BRO) was down 2.60% or 0.200 points to 7.500.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lima Stock Exchange by 18 to 3 and 12 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.85% or 0.42 to $49.20 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.04% or 0.02 to hit $52.14 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.96% or 12.32 to trade at $1276.78 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.2430, while EUR/PEN unchanged 0.00% to 3.5149.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.75% at 98.91.

T-mobile posts better than expected Q1 earnings

2017-04-24 20:50 GMT

Investing.com – Shares of T-mobile dipped in after-hours trade on Monday, despite the release of a better than expected quarterly earnings report.

T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) said on Monday, it added more subscribers than expected in the first quarter, as an increase in promotional offers helped the wireless carrier ramp-up customer acquisition growth.

Compared to the same period last year, net income rose to $698 million, or 80 cents per share, from $470 million, or 56 cents per share.

T-mobile added 914,000 postpaid subscribers, which was well above analysts’ expectations of 847,000 subscribers.

Postpaid phone customer growth, represents the most lucrative segment of the sector.

Meanwhile, the wireless carrier outlined bullish forward guidance for 2017 – branded postpaid net additions are expected in the range of 2.8 million to 3.5 million, from 2.4 million to 3.4 million previously.

Shares of T-mobile closed at $65.93, up 1.9% but dipped to $65.40 in after-hours trade.

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.99%

2017-04-24 20:35 GMT

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials, Basic Materials and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 0.99%.

The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Hypermarcas SA (SA:HYPE3), which rose 3.83% or 1.12 points to trade at 30.35 at the close. Meanwhile, Qualicorp SA (SA:QUAL3) added 3.46% or 0.74 points to end at 22.10 and Natura Cosmeticos SA (SA:NATU3) was up 3.28% or 1.00 points to 31.49 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were EDP - Energias do Brasil SA (SA:ENBR3), which fell 2.60% or 0.35 points to trade at 13.11 at the close. Cyrela Brazil Realty SA (SA:CYRE3) declined 1.97% or 0.26 points to end at 12.94 and Cia Paranaense de Energia (SA:CPLE6) was down 1.74% or 0.53 points to 29.86.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange by 226 to 161 and 35 ended unchanged.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 17.20% to 29.56 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.96% or 12.38 to $1276.72 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.83% or 0.41 to hit $49.21 a barrel, while the July US coffee C contract fell 0.81% or 1.08 to trade at $132.02 .

USD/BRL was down 0.71% to 3.1260, while EUR/BRL rose 0.62% to 3.3971.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.75% at 98.91.

Mexico stocks higher at close of trade; IPC up 0.91%

2017-04-24 20:29 GMT

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Financial Services, Telecoms Services and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the IPC gained 0.91%.

The best performers of the session on the IPC were Gentera SAB de CV (MX:GENTERA), which rose 3.97% or 1.220 points to trade at 31.950 at the close. Meanwhile, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico (MX:SANMEXB) added 3.81% or 1.300 points to end at 35.400 and Banregio Grupo Financiero SAB De CV (MX:GFREGIOO) was up 3.24% or 3.61 points to 115.19 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:ELEKTRA), which fell 1.75% or 10.62 points to trade at 594.99 at the close. Industrias Penoles Sab De CV (MX:PENOLES) declined 1.63% or 7.47 points to end at 450.64 and Grupo Mexico, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:GMEXICOB) was down 1.38% or 0.780 points to 55.700.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Mexico Stock Exchange by 191 to 74 and 12 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.95% or 12.28 to $1276.82 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.81% or 0.40 to hit $49.22 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.67% or 0.35 to trade at $52.09 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.41% to 18.7328, while EUR/MXN rose 0.86% to 20.3528.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.74% at 98.92.

Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.63%

2017-04-24 20:25 GMT

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials, Industrials and IT sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.63% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were IGM Financial Inc . (TO:IGM), which rose 3.43% or 1.36 points to trade at 41.03 at the close. Meanwhile, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc . (TO:RBA) added 3.06% or 1.270 points to end at 42.770 and Manulife Financial Corporation (TO:MFC) was up 3.03% or 0.70 points to 23.84 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Semafo Inc . (TO:SMF), which fell 15.74% or 0.62 points to trade at 3.32 at the close. Home Capital Group Inc . (TO:HCG) declined 9.09% or 1.75 points to end at 17.50 and Sandstorm Gold Ltd . (TO:SSL) was down 5.28% or 0.310 points to 5.560.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 678 to 490 and 122 ended unchanged.

Shares in Semafo Inc. (TO:SMF) fell to 52-week lows; losing 15.74% or 0.62 to 3.32.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 3.40% to 11.64.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.93% or 12.03 to $1277.07 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.85% or 0.42 to hit $49.20 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.72% or 0.38 to trade at $52.06 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.01% to 0.7404, while CAD/EUR fell 1.36% to 0.6814.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.75% at 98.91.

U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 1.05%

2017-04-24 20:25 GMT

Investing.com – U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Financials and Technology sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.05% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index climbed 1.08%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 1.24%.

The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were JPMorgan Chase&Co (NYSE:JPM), which rose 3.53% or 2.98 points to trade at 87.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) added 2.93% or 6.36 points to end at 223.22 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) was up 2.64% or 2.49 points to 96.81 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), which fell 0.68% or 0.38 points to trade at 55.47 at the close. Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) declined 0.65% or 0.74 points to end at 113.70 and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) was down 0.42% or 0.20 points to 47.05.

The top performers on the S&P 500 were CR Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) which rose 19.50% to 302.41, Hasbro Inc (NASDAQ:HAS) which was up 5.90% to settle at 101.70 and Xilinx Inc (NASDAQ:XLNX) which gained 5.13% to close at 60.65.

The worst performers were Becton Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) which was down 4.44% to 177.07 in late trade, Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG) which lost 3.31% to settle at 65.24 and GGP Inc (NYSE:GGP) which was down 3.26% to 22.55 at the close.

The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Spi Energy Co Ltd (NASDAQ:SPI) which rose 63.46% to 0.85, PhaseRx Inc (NASDAQ:PZRX) which was up 54.03% to settle at 1.91 and Ocean Power Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:OPTT) which gained 49.73% to close at 2.740.

The worst performers were TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ:TOPS) which was down 25.72% to 0.3922 in late trade, Torchlight Energ (NASDAQ:TRCH) which lost 23.40% to settle at 1.4400 and Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IMNP) which was down 20.96% to 2.7900 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2197 to 1020 and 35 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 1793 rose and 722 declined, while 104 ended unchanged.

Shares in CR Bard Inc (NYSE:BCR) rose to all time highs; gaining 19.50% or 49.34 to 302.41. Shares in Hasbro Inc (NASDAQ:HAS) rose to all time highs; up 5.90% or 5.67 to 101.70. Shares in GGP Inc (NYSE:GGP) fell to 3-years lows; losing 3.26% or 0.76 to 22.55. Shares in TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ:TOPS) fell to 52-week lows; losing 25.72% or 0.1358 to 0.3922.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 25.02% to 10.97 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.93% or 12.03 to $1277.07 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.85% or 0.42 to hit $49.20 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.72% or 0.38 to trade at $52.06 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.29% to 1.0866, while USD/JPY rose 0.55% to 109.70.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.75% at 98.91.

US stocks surge after French election results: Nasdaq hits record high

2017-04-24 20:14 GMT

Investing.com – U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday, as investors piled into risk assets after pro-European candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday.

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron garnered 23.8% of the vote while far-right candidate Marine Le Pen garnered 21.7%.

Meanwhile, fears eased that anti-EU candidate Marine Le Pen would pip Emmanuel Macron to the French presidency, after polls indicated a victory for Mr Macron in the runoff vote scheduled for May 7. An Ipsos/Sopra Steria poll saw Mr Macron winning the runoff by roughly 62% to 36%.

Financials, mostly banks, led the rally on Wall Street, as JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs were among the strongest performers of the session.

Risk-on sentiment drove the Nasdaq to record highs as investors look ahead to earnings from some of the biggest technology companies: Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Twitter are scheduled to release quarterly earnings later this week.

Elsewhere, investors anticipated an update from President Trump on his plan for tax reform, after he said Friday, he will unveil a tax plan on "Wednesday or shortly thereafter" that includes a “massive tax cut” for individuals and businesses.

U.S. equities shrugged off geopolitical tensions, after North Korea said on Sunday that it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group in the western Pacific.

In corporate earnings news, T-mobile and Alcoa reported a better than expected quarterly report.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1.05% higher at 20,763. The S&P 500 added 1.08% and the Nasdaq Composite closed 1.24% higher at 5983.

The Bulls and Bears on Wall Street

The top Dow gainers included; JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) up 3.5%, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) up 2.9%, while Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) added 2.6%.

Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) down 0.7%, Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) down 0.6% and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) down 0.4%, were among the worst Dow performers of the session.

Colombia stocks lower at close of trade; COLCAP down 0.02%

2017-04-24 20:15 GMT

Investing.com – Colombia stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Services, Industrials and Investment sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Colombia, the COLCAP fell 0.02%.

The best performers of the session on the COLCAP were Cementos Argos Pf (CN:CCB_p), which rose 1.28% or 140.0 points to trade at 11060.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Avianca Holdings Pf (CN:AVT_p) added 0.97% or 25.0 points to end at 2600.0 and Bancolombia Pf (CN:BIC_p1) was up 0.85% or 240.0 points to 28600.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bolsa De Valores De Colombia (CN:BVC), which fell 1.63% or 0.4 points to trade at 24.1 at the close. Ecopetrol SA (CN:ECO) declined 1.10% or 15.0 points to end at 1350.0 and Etb (CN:ETB) was down 0.79% or 5.0 points to 630.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Colombia Stock Exchange by 14 to 11 and 8 ended unchanged.

US coffee C for July delivery was down 0.81% or 1.08 to $132.02 . Elsewhere in commodities trading, US cocoa for delivery in July fell 2.14% or 39.50 to hit $1808.00 , while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.93% or 12.01 to trade at $1277.09 a troy ounce.

USD/COP was down 0.17% to 2871.00, while BRL/COP rose 0.53% to 918.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.77% at 98.89.

Crude continues slump for sixth day to settle lower

2017-04-24 18:39 GMT

Investing.com – Crude settled lower on Monday, as investors questioned whether OPEC would seek to extend the current deal to curb global supply amid rising levels of U.S. production.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange crude futures for June delivery shed 39 cents to settle at $49.23 a barrel, while on London's Intercontinental Exchange, Brent traded at $52.16 a barrel, down 28 cents.

Oil prices fell for a sixth day, as focused shifted to the ramp-up of U.S. drilling activity ahead of a report on inventories from the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday.

Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes reported Friday, its weekly U.S. rig count rose by 5 to 688, which fuelled fears that rising U.S. shale production could weigh on efforts by OPEC and other major producers to curb the glut in supply.

The rise in U.S. drilling activity did little to ease concerns that shale production was set for its biggest monthly increase in more than two years.

Meanwhile, investors began to question whether OPEC would seek to extend the current deal to cut global supply amid a lack of confirmation from the oil cartel.

Elsewhere, Russian Energy minister Alexander Novak said Friday, "There are no decisions yet [concerning an extension to the deal to cut supply] and each country is currently studying this issue independently,"

OPEC has previously reiterated that Russia and non-members would need to remain part of the initiative to cut supply.

OPEC will decide at talks on May 25 whether to extend production cuts beyond June.

In November last year, OPEC and other producers, including Russia agreed to cut output by about 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd). The deal to cut supply came into effect in January this year for a period of six-months until June.

Gold loses its glitter as French election worries ease

2017-04-24 17:45 GMT

Investing.com - Gold prices slumped on Monday, as investors pulled out of safe-haven assets such as gold, after pro-European candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of the French presidential election.

Gold for June delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange dipped $12.27, or 0.95%, to $1,276.74 a troy ounce by 13:49 EDT.

Gold suffered its biggest decline in over a month, falling more than 1%, after polls indicated Mr Macron would emerge victorious against anti-EU candidate Marine Le Pen in the run-off vote, scheduled for May 7.

The slump in gold prices, however, was capped by dollar weakness and rising geopolitical tensions.

The U.S. Dollar Index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, fell by 0.61% to 99.05 by 13:45 EDT.

Dollar-denominated assets such as gold are sensitive to moves in the dollar – A dip in the dollar makes gold cheaper for holders of foreign currency and thus, increases demand.

Meanwhile, North Korea stoked geopolitical tensions, after the Kim Jong-un led nation said on Sunday that it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group in the western Pacific.

Elsewhere, investors look ahead to details on President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan. President Donald Trump said Friday, he will unveil a tax plan on "Wednesday or shortly thereafter" that includes a “massive tax cut” for individuals and businesses.

Other precious metal failed to capitalise on the slump in the dollar, as platinum fell 1.60% to $962.05 while silver futures dipped 0.05% to $17.93 a troy ounce.

Natural Gas slumped 0.63% to $3.173 while copper rose 0.55% to $2.565.

Nigeria stocks higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 2.05%

2017-04-24 17:15 GMT

Investing.com – Nigeria stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Banking, Oil&Gas and Food, Beverages&Tobacco sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 added 2.05% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the NSE 30 were Wapco (LAGOS:WAPCO), which rose 10.24% or 4.71 points to trade at 50.71 at the close. Meanwhile, Diamond Bank (LAGOS:DIAMONB) added 5.56% or 0.050 points to end at 0.950 and Stanbicibtc Hl (LAGOS:IBTC) was up 4.98% or 1.02 points to 21.49 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nestle Nig (LAGOS:NESTLE), which fell 4.90% or 36.80 points to trade at 755.00 at the close. Dangsugar (LAGOS:DANGSUG) declined 0.16% or 0.01 points to end at 6.37 and Dangote Flour Mills PLC (LAGOS:DANGFLOUR) was 0.00% or 0.00 points to 4.24.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lagos by 18 to 11 and 56 ended unchanged.

Shares in Stanbicibtc Hl (LAGOS:IBTC) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.98% or 1.02 to 21.49.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.52% or 0.26 to $49.36 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.36% or 0.19 to hit $52.25 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.11% or 14.28 to trade at $1274.82 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was up 1.47% to 341.760, while USD/NGN unchanged 0.00% to 317.500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.59% at 99.07.

Euro trades near multi-month highs; dollar slides

2017-04-24 17:09 GMT

Investing.com - The euro eased from a 5-1/2 month high against the dollar on Monday, but remained close to session highs, as investors poured into the single currency, after the outcome of the first round of the French presidential election matched expectations.

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron garnered 23.8% of the vote while far-right candidate Marine Le Pen garnered 21.7%.

EUR/USD rose by 1.08% to $1.0844, as investors assumed Emmanuel Macron will beat anti-EU Marine Le Pen in the race for the French presidency, after polls indicated a victory for Mr Macron in the run-off vote, scheduled for May 7.

Elsewhere, sterling tumbled against the euro, as EUR/GBP rose by 1.37% to 0.8485, after hitting a session high of 0.8509.

In the absence of top-tier U.S. economic data, the dollar index struggled to recoup losses sustained against the euro despite rising geopolitical tensions.

North Korea said on Sunday, it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group in the western Pacific.

The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, fell by 0.61% to 99.05 by 13:08 EDT.

The French election result dampened demand for safe-haven assets, which includes yen. USD/JPY traded at 109.78, up 0.62%.

Meanwhile, sterling fell against the dollar with GBP/USD down 0.37% to $1.2780.

The slow start to the trading week for sterling, came on the back of a 2% rally last week, after British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a UK general election in June.

Elsewhere, USD/CAD rose by 0.07% to $1.3514.

Morocco stocks higher at close of trade; Moroccan All Shares up 0.43%

2017-04-24 17:05 GMT

Investing.com – Morocco stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Insurance, Beverage and Oil&Gas sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Casablanca, the Moroccan All Shares added 0.43%.

The best performers of the session on the Moroccan All Shares were Fenie Brossette (CS:FBR), which rose 8.16% or 9.95 points to trade at 131.85 at the close. Meanwhile, Oulmes (CS:OULM) added 6.00% or 96 points to end at 1697 and Wafa Assurance (CS:WASS) was up 4.20% or 185 points to 4585 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were CDM (CS:CDM), which fell 5.83% or 28 points to trade at 452 at the close. Nexans Maroc (CS:NEX) declined 4.86% or 7.25 points to end at 142.00 and Zellidja S.A (CS:ZELI) was down 4.05% or 4.50 points to 106.50.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Casablanca Stock Exchange by 20 to 18 and 5 ended unchanged.

Shares in Oulmes (CS:OULM) rose to all time highs; gaining 6.00% or 96 to 1697. Shares in Zellidja S.A (CS:ZELI) fell to all time lows; losing 4.05% or 4.50 to 106.50.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.48% or 0.24 to $49.38 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.38% or 0.20 to hit $52.24 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.04% or 13.37 to trade at $1275.73 a troy ounce.

EUR/MAD was up 0.46% to 10.7940, while USD/MAD fell 0.62% to 9.9576.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.61% at 99.05.

Portugal stocks higher at close of trade; PSI 20 up 2.48%

2017-04-24 16:45 GMT

Investing.com – Portugal stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials, Consumer Goods and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Lisbon, the PSI 20 rose 2.48%.

The best performers of the session on the PSI 20 were Banco Comercial Portugues (LS:BCP), which rose 5.60% or 0.0105 points to trade at 0.1980 at the close. Meanwhile, Nos SGPS SA (LS:NOS) added 4.06% or 0.2050 points to end at 5.2490 and Corticeira Amorim (LS:CORA) was up 3.99% or 0.405 points to 10.565 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Montepio (LS:MPIO), which fell 1.68% or 0.007 points to trade at 0.409 at the close. Mota Engil (LS:MOTA) declined 0.99% or 0.0220 points to end at 2.1980 and Ibersol SGPS (LS:IBS) was up 0.28% or 0.040 points to 14.400.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Lisbon Stock Exchange by 30 to 4 and 6 ended unchanged.

Brent oil for July delivery was down 0.48% or 0.25 to $52.19 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.71% or 0.35 to hit $49.27 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.00% or 12.85 to trade at $1276.25 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 1.14% to 1.0850, while EUR/GBP rose 1.40% to 0.8487.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.63% at 99.03.

Denmark stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Copenhagen 20 up 1.23%

2017-04-24 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Denmark stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Chemicals, Financials and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Copenhagen, the OMX Copenhagen 20 gained 1.23% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Copenhagen 20 were Danske Bank A/S (CO:DANSKE), which rose 2.98% or 7.0 points to trade at 241.8 at the close. Meanwhile, TDC A/S (CO:TDC) added 2.55% or 0.91 points to end at 36.54 and GN Store Nord (CO:GN) was up 2.34% or 3.9 points to 170.3 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Novo Nordisk A/S B (CO:NOVOb), which rose 0.12% or 0.3 points to trade at 250.0 at the close. Pandora A/S (CO:PNDORA) added 0.50% or 3.5 points to end at 705.5 and Dong Energy A/S (CO:DENERG) was up 0.67% or 1.80 points to 268.80.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange by 101 to 28 and 11 ended unchanged.

Shares in GN Store Nord (CO:GN) rose to 5-year highs; up 2.34% or 3.9 to 170.3.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.79% or 0.39 to $49.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.57% or 0.30 to hit $52.14 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.01% or 13.04 to trade at $1276.06 a troy ounce.

USD/DKK was down 1.10% to 6.8549, while EUR/DKK rose 0.05% to 7.4390.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.63% at 99.03.

Spain stocks higher at close of trade; IBEX 35 up 3.76%

2017-04-24 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Spain stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Financial Services&Real Estate, Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic and Telecoms&IT sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 rose 3.76% to hit a new 52-week high.

The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were BBVA (MC:BBVA), which rose 7.32% or 0.519 points to trade at 7.614 at the close. Meanwhile, Banco Santander (MC:SAN) added 5.82% or 0.330 points to end at 6.000 and Indra A (MC:IDR) was up 5.71% or 0.690 points to 12.765 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tecnicas Reunidas (MC:TRE), which rose 0.93% or 0.345 points to trade at 37.475 at the close. Ferrovial (MC:FER) added 1.29% or 0.245 points to end at 19.250 and Banco Popular (MC:POP) was up 1.63% or 0.011 points to 0.687.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Madrid Stock Exchange by 147 to 17 and 14 ended unchanged.

Shares in BBVA (MC:BBVA) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 7.32% or 0.519 to 7.614. Shares in Banco Santander (MC:SAN) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.82% or 0.330 to 6.000. Shares in Indra A (MC:IDR) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.71% or 0.690 to 12.765.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.01% or 13.06 to $1276.04 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.79% or 0.39 to hit $49.23 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.57% or 0.30 to trade at $52.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.16% to 1.0852, while EUR/GBP rose 1.46% to 0.8492.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.63% at 99.03.

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 4.14%

2017-04-24 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials, Basic Materials and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 4.14% to hit a new 52-week high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 3.97%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR), which rose 10.86% or 1.350 points to trade at 13.780 at the close. Meanwhile, Societe Generale (PA:SOGN) added 9.86% or 4.57 points to end at 50.85 and BNP Paribas SA (PA:BNPP) was up 7.52% or 4.66 points to 66.66 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA:LHN), which fell 1.66% or 0.90 points to trade at 53.34 at the close. TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) added 0.93% or 0.28 points to end at 29.75 and Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) was up 1.26% or 1.45 points to 116.45.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR) which rose 10.86% to 13.780, Societe Generale (PA:SOGN) which was up 9.86% to settle at 50.85 and Nexity (PA:NEXI) which gained 9.14% to close at 48.95.

The worst performers were Genfit (PA:GNFT) which was down 1.77% to 28.870 in late trade, Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA:LHN) which lost 1.66% to settle at 53.34 and Zodiac Aerospace (PA:ZODC) which was down 0.15% to 22.82 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 567 to 82 and 73 ended unchanged.

Shares in Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 10.86% or 1.350 to 13.780. Shares in Societe Generale (PA:SOGN) rose to 5-year highs; rising 9.86% or 4.57 to 50.85. Shares in BNP Paribas SA (PA:BNPP) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 7.52% or 4.66 to 66.66. Shares in Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 1.26% or 1.45 to 116.45. Shares in Credit Agricole SA (PA:CAGR) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 10.86% or 1.350 to 13.780. Shares in Societe Generale (PA:SOGN) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 9.86% or 4.57 to 50.85.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 39.68% to 16.98.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.01% or 13.03 to $1276.07 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.79% or 0.39 to hit $49.23 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.57% or 0.30 to trade at $52.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.16% to 1.0852, while EUR/GBP rose 1.46% to 0.8492.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.63% at 99.03.

Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 2.25%

2017-04-24 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Industrials, Financials and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 2.25% to hit a new 5-year high.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were ING Groep NV (AS:INGA), which rose 6.02% or 0.855 points to trade at 15.065 at the close. Meanwhile, ABN AMRO Group NV (AS:ABNd) added 5.91% or 1.33 points to end at 23.91 and Akzo Nobel (AS:AKZO) was up 4.77% or 3.73 points to 81.93 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which fell 2.39% or 1.940 points to trade at 79.400 at the close. Gemalto (AS:GTO) added 0.20% or 0.11 points to end at 55.32 and SBM Offshore (AS:SBMO) was up 0.33% or 0.05 points to 15.21.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 105 to 27 and 7 ended unchanged.

Shares in ING Groep NV (AS:INGA) rose to 52-week highs; rising 6.02% or 0.855 to 15.065. Shares in ABN AMRO Group NV (AS:ABNd) rose to all time highs; rising 5.91% or 1.33 to 23.91. Shares in Akzo Nobel (AS:AKZO) rose to all time highs; rising 4.77% or 3.73 to 81.93.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 25.12% to 13.49.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.79% or 0.39 to $49.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.57% or 0.30 to hit $52.14 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.01% or 13.04 to trade at $1276.06 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 1.16% to 1.0852, while EUR/GBP rose 1.46% to 0.8492.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.63% at 99.03.

Italy stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com Italy 40 up 5.20%

2017-04-24 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Italy stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials, Utilities and Travel&Leisure sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 rose 5.20% to hit a new 52-week high.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com Italy 40 were UniCredit SpA (MI:CRDI), which rose 13.20% or 1.8000 points to trade at 15.4400 at the close. Meanwhile, UBI Banca (MI:UBI) added 10.36% or 0.3680 points to end at 3.9200 and Banco Bpm (MI:BAMI) was up 7.71% or 0.194 points to 2.710 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tenaris (MI:TENR), which rose 0.07% or 0.01 points to trade at 15.04 at the close. ENI (MI:ENI) added 0.14% or 0.02 points to end at 14.54 and Moncler SpA (MI:MONC) was up 0.60% or 0.13 points to 21.80.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Milan Stock Exchange by 309 to 58 and 2 ended unchanged.

Shares in UBI Banca (MI:UBI) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 10.36% or 0.3680 to 3.9200.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.79% or 0.39 to $49.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.57% or 0.30 to hit $52.14 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.00% or 12.94 to trade at $1276.16 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 1.16% to 1.0852, while EUR/GBP rose 1.46% to 0.8492.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.63% at 99.03.

Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.79%

2017-04-24 16:35 GMT

Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Power, Telecoms and Oil&Gas sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 1.79%.

The best performers of the session on the MICEX were FSK EES (MCX:FEES), which rose 9.28% or 0.0162 points to trade at 0.1902 at the close. Meanwhile, Rosseti ao (MCX:RSTI) added 8.59% or 0.0739 points to end at 0.9340 and Gazprom PAO (MCX:GAZP) was up 4.07% or 5.00 points to 128.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Polymetal International PLC (MCX:POLY), which fell 2.30% or 17.00 points to trade at 723.00 at the close. DIXY Group ao (MCX:DIXY) declined 1.41% or 3.20 points to end at 223.80 and Uralkaliy (MCX:URKA) was down 1.12% or 1.70 points to 150.10.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 140 to 72 and 15 ended unchanged.

Shares in Uralkaliy (MCX:URKA) fell to 52-week lows; down 1.12% or 1.70 to 150.10.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.17% to 23.300.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.00% or 12.95 to $1276.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.79% or 0.39 to hit $49.23 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.57% or 0.30 to trade at $52.14 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.02% to 55.8807, while EUR/RUB rose 0.28% to 60.637.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.63% at 99.03.

Finland stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 2.30%

2017-04-24 16:30 GMT

Investing.com – Finland stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Industrials and Technology sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 gained 2.30% to hit a new all time high.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Outotec Oyj (HE:OTE1V), which rose 5.24% or 0.340 points to trade at 6.825 at the close. Meanwhile, Konecranes Abp (HE:KCRA) added 4.50% or 1.50 points to end at 34.80 and Metso Oyj (HE:METSO) was up 4.45% or 1.25 points to 29.34 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Neste Oil Oyj (HE:NESTE), which fell 0.45% or 0.17 points to trade at 37.44 at the close. YIT Oyj (HE:YTY1V) declined 0.15% or 0.01 points to end at 6.55 and Amer Sports Corporation (HE:AMEAS) was up 0.28% or 0.06 points to 21.47.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 105 to 36 and 12 ended unchanged.

Shares in Outotec Oyj (HE:OTE1V) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.24% or 0.340 to 6.825.

Brent oil for July delivery was down 0.53% or 0.28 to $52.16 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.73% or 0.36 to hit $49.26 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.03% or 13.24 to trade at $1275.86 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 1.16% to 1.0852, while EUR/GBP rose 1.41% to 0.8488.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.64% at 99.02.

Belgium stocks higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 3.11%

2017-04-24 16:20 GMT

Investing.com – Belgium stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Industrials, Utilities and Financials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 gained 3.11% to hit a new 52-week high.

The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were ING Groep NV (AS:INGA), which rose 6.02% or 0.855 points to trade at 15.065 at the close. Meanwhile, KBC (BR:KBC) added 5.22% or 3.240 points to end at 65.280 and Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) was up 5.01% or 0.64 points to 13.43 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which fell 2.39% or 1.940 points to trade at 79.400 at the close. UCB (BR:UCB) declined 1.72% or 1.23 points to end at 70.35 and Cofinimmo-Sicafi (BR:COFB) was up 0.68% or 0.75 points to 110.25.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 79 to 34 and 7 ended unchanged.

Shares in ING Groep NV (AS:INGA) rose to 52-week highs; rising 6.02% or 0.855 to 15.065. Shares in KBC (BR:KBC) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.22% or 3.240 to 65.280.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.05% or 13.56 to $1275.54 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.67% or 0.33 to hit $49.29 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.48% or 0.25 to trade at $52.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.15% to 1.0851, while EUR/GBP rose 1.42% to 0.8489.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.62% at 99.04.

U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 2.14%

2017-04-24 16:15 GMT

Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Automobiles&Parts, Construction&Materials and General Industrial sectors led shares higher.

At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 gained 2.14%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Barclays PLC (LON:BARC), which rose 5.41% or 11.25 points to trade at 219.20 at the close. Meanwhile, CRH PLC (LON:CRH) added 5.35% or 145.00 points to end at 2854.00 and International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON:ICAG) was up 4.98% or 27.00 points to 569.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Centrica PLC (LON:CNA), which fell 3.52% or 7.30 points to trade at 200.40 at the close. SSE PLC (LON:SSE) declined 1.94% or 28.00 points to end at 1417.00 and Randgold Resources Ltd (LON:RRS) was down 1.41% or 100.00 points to 6970.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the London Stock Exchange by 1469 to 459 and 461 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.01% or 13.04 to $1276.06 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.64% or 0.32 to hit $49.30 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.46% or 0.24 to trade at $52.20 a barrel.

GBP/USD was down 0.34% to 1.2782, while EUR/GBP rose 1.41% to 0.8488.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.63% at 99.03.

Germany stocks higher at close of trade; DAX up 3.37%

2017-04-24 16:15 GMT

Investing.com – Germany stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Transportation&Logistics, Industrials and Construction sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX added 3.37% to hit a new all time high, while the MDAX index added 2.53%, and the TecDAX index gained 2.35%.

The best performers of the session on the DAX were Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:CBKG), which rose 9.41% or 0.783 points to trade at 9.100 at the close. Meanwhile, Deutsche Bank AG NA O.N. (DE:DBKGn) added 9.16% or 1.425 points to end at 16.990 and Siemens AG (DE:SIEGn) was up 5.90% or 7.40 points to 132.75 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Vonovia SE (DE:VNAn), which fell 0.37% or 0.12 points to trade at 33.38 at the close. Deutsche Boerse AG (DE:DB1Gn) added 0.90% or 0.770 points to end at 86.370 and E.ON SE NA (DE:EONGn) was up 1.18% or 0.085 points to 7.259.

The top performers on the MDAX were Kion Group AG (DE:KGX) which rose 5.54% to 62.51, Osram Licht AG (F:OSRn) which was up 5.06% to settle at 60.750 and Lanxess AG (DE:LXSG) which gained 4.94% to close at 65.590.

The worst performers were Deutsche Wohnen AG Inh (DE:DWNG) which was down 0.59% to 31.180 in late trade, Innogy SE (DE:IGY) which lost 0.28% to settle at 36.075 and STADA Arzneimittel VNA O.N. (DE:STAGn) which was up 0.23% to 64.600 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE:AIXGn) which rose 7.79% to 3.985, Software AG O.N. (DE:SOWG) which was up 4.60% to settle at 40.670 and Morphosys AG O.N. (DE:MORG) which gained 4.52% to close at 53.840.

The worst performers were Siltronic AG (DE:WAFGn) which was down 4.39% to 60.270 in late trade, Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:DRWG_p) which gained 0.43% to settle at 97.800 and Nordex SE O.N. (DE:NDXG) which was up 0.55% to 13.610 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by 549 to 227 and 14 ended unchanged.

Shares in Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE:CBKG) rose to 52-week highs; up 9.41% or 0.783 to 9.100. Shares in Siemens AG (DE:SIEGn) rose to all time highs; gaining 5.90% or 7.40 to 132.75. Shares in Kion Group AG (DE:KGX) rose to all time highs; rising 5.54% or 3.28 to 62.51. Shares in Osram Licht AG (F:OSRn) rose to all time highs; rising 5.06% or 2.925 to 60.750. Shares in Software AG O.N. (DE:SOWG) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 4.60% or 1.790 to 40.670. Shares in Draegerwerk VZO O.N. (DE:DRWG_p) rose to 52-week highs; rising 0.43% or 0.420 to 97.800.

The DAX volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was down 30.93% to 14.74 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.02% or 13.15 to $1275.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.64% or 0.32 to hit $49.30 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.46% or 0.24 to trade at $52.20 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.13% to 1.0849, while EUR/GBP rose 1.41% to 0.8488.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.62% at 99.04.

Poland stocks higher at close of trade; WIG30 up 1.35%

2017-04-24 16:10 GMT

Investing.com – Poland stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Construction and Banking sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Warsaw, the WIG30 gained 1.35% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the WIG30 were Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN SA (WA:PKN), which rose 4.61% or 5.20 points to trade at 118.03 at the close. Meanwhile, Grupa Lotos SA (WA:LTSP) added 4.19% or 2.17 points to end at 54.00 and Bank Millennium SA (WA:MILP) was up 4.04% or 0.25 points to 6.44 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were LPP SA (WA:LPPP), which fell 3.63% or 249.60 points to trade at 6620.40 at the close. Cyfrowy Polsat SA (WA:CPS) declined 2.52% or 0.60 points to end at 23.25 and OrangePL (WA:OPL) was down 0.67% or 0.03 points to 4.43.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Warsaw Stock Exchange by 287 to 258 and 167 ended unchanged.

Shares in Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN SA (WA:PKN) rose to all time highs; rising 4.61% or 5.20 to 118.03. Shares in OrangePL (WA:OPL) fell to all time lows; falling 0.67% or 0.03 to 4.43.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.79% or 0.39 to $49.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.63% or 0.33 to hit $52.11 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.03% or 13.22 to trade at $1275.88 a troy ounce.

EUR/PLN was down 0.54% to 4.2397, while USD/PLN fell 1.69% to 3.9083.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.60% at 99.06.

Sweden stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 2.29%

2017-04-24 16:05 GMT

Investing.com – Sweden stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials, Industrials and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 rose 2.29% to hit a new 52-week high.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Tele2 AB (ST:TEL2b), which rose 6.05% or 5.05 points to trade at 88.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Sandvik AB (ST:SAND) added 4.76% or 6.30 points to end at 138.60 and Volvo, AB ser. B (ST:VOLVb) was up 3.36% or 4.35 points to 133.75 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Fingerprint Cards AB ser. B (ST:FINGb), which fell 0.19% or 0.07 points to trade at 35.88 at the close. AstraZeneca PLC (ST:AZN) added 0.28% or 1.5 points to end at 536.5 and Getinge AB ser. B (BS:GETIBs) was up 0.51% or 0.8 points to 156.5.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 416 to 292 and 74 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tele2 AB (ST:TEL2b) rose to 52-week highs; rising 6.05% or 5.05 to 88.50. Shares in Sandvik AB (ST:SAND) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 4.76% or 6.30 to 138.60. Shares in Volvo, AB ser. B (ST:VOLVb) rose to 5-year highs; rising 3.36% or 4.35 to 133.75.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.83% or 0.41 to $49.21 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.67% or 0.35 to hit $52.09 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.05% or 13.53 to trade at $1275.57 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was down 0.29% to 9.6279, while USD/SEK fell 1.37% to 8.8766.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.60% at 99.06.

Turkey stocks higher at close of trade; BIST 100 up 1.49%

2017-04-24 16:05 GMT

Investing.com – Turkey stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Transport, Basic Metals and Leasing&Factoring sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 added 1.49% to hit a new all time high.

The best performers of the session on the BIST 100 were Koza Madencilik (IS:KOZAA), which rose 6.48% or 0.140 points to trade at 2.300 at the close. Meanwhile, Turk Hava Yollari (IS:THYAO) added 4.41% or 0.250 points to end at 5.920 and T.S.K.B. (IS:TSKB) was up 4.05% or 0.060 points to 1.540 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Ihlas Holding (IS:IHLAS), which fell 2.27% or 0.010 points to trade at 0.430 at the close. Gsd Holding (IS:GSDHO) declined 1.67% or 0.010 points to end at 0.590 and AK Enerji (IS:AKENR) was down 1.14% or 0.010 points to 0.870.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Istanbul Stock Exchange by 258 to 82 and 66 ended unchanged.

Shares in T.S.K.B. (IS:TSKB) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.05% or 0.060 to 1.540.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.05% or 13.53 to $1275.57 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.81% or 0.40 to hit $49.22 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.65% or 0.34 to trade at $52.10 a barrel.

USD/TRY was down 1.71% to 3.5770, while EUR/TRY fell 0.75% to 3.8809.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.60% at 99.06.

Norway stocks higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 1.27%

2017-04-24 16:05 GMT

Investing.com – Norway stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Durables And Apparel, Banking and Transport sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX gained 1.27%.

The best performers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Storebrand ASA (OL:STB), which rose 3.35% or 1.85 points to trade at 57.10 at the close. Meanwhile, DnB ASA (OL:DNB) added 2.54% or 3.4 points to end at 137.3 and Aker BP ASA (OL:AKERBP) was up 2.50% or 3.40 points to 139.40 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Seadrill Limited (OL:SDRL), which fell 3.80% or 0.24 points to trade at 6.08 at the close. Aker Solutions OL (OL:AKSOL) declined 3.15% or 1.51 points to end at 46.37 and Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL:PGS) was down 2.81% or 0.59 points to 20.41.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Oslo Stock Exchange by 104 to 78 and 22 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.79% or 0.39 to $49.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.61% or 0.32 to hit $52.12 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.04% or 13.47 to trade at $1275.63 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.12% to 9.2925, while USD/NOK fell 1.11% to 8.5673.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.60% at 99.06.

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