Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Financial Services, Consumer Staples and Telecoms Services sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Mexico, the IPC fell 1.39%.
The best performers of the session on the IPC were Grupo Carso, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:GCARSOA1), which rose 2.21% or 1.770 points to trade at 81.750 at the close. Meanwhile, Alpek, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:ALPEKA) added 1.76% or 0.440 points to end at 25.400 and Banregio Grupo Financiero SAB De CV (MX:GFREGIOO) was up 1.67% or 1.930 points to 117.540 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Grupo LALA SA de CV (MX:LALAB), which fell 4.07% or 1.23 points to trade at 28.96 at the close. VOLARIS A (MX:VOLARA) declined 3.46% or 1.11 points to end at 31.01 and Bolsa Mexicana De Valores SAB De CV (MX:BOLSAA) was down 3.43% or 0.960 points to 27.000.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Mexico Stock Exchange by 167 to 101 and 9 ended unchanged.
Shares in Grupo LALA SA de CV (MX:LALAB) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.07% or 1.23 to 28.96.
Gold for February delivery was down 0.73% or 8.65 to $1172.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.09% or 0.05 to hit $53.71 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.11% or 0.06 to trade at $56.83 a barrel.
USD/MXN was down 0.98% to 21.2156, while EUR/MXN fell 1.58% to 22.3612.
The US Dollar Index was up 0.77% at 102.17.