Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.02%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Utilities and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 gained 0.02% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Luxottica Group SpA (MI: LUX ), which rose 2.00% or 1.14 points to trade at 58.22 at the close. Pirelli & C SPA (MI: PIRC ) added 1.38% or 0.10 points to end at 7.19 and Davide Campari Milano SpA (MI: CPRI ) was up 1.17% or 0.09 points to 7.38 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Telecom Italia (MI: TLIT ), which lost 2.01% or 0.0112 points to trade at 0.5468 in late trade. STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) declined 1.64% or 0.270 points to end at 16.175 and Intesa Sanpaolo SpA (MI: ISP ) shed 1.52% or 0.037 points to 2.433.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 179 to 174 and 39 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.62% or 0.45 to $71.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.25% or 0.20 to hit $81.06 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.55% or 6.60 to trade at $1198.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.19% to 1.1745, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8917.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 93.85.

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