Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.50%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.50%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Oil & Gas and Travel & Leisure sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 rose 0.50% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI: FCHA ), which rose 4.40% or 0.636 points to trade at 15.088 at the close. Salvatore Ferragamo SpA (MI: SFER ) added 4.07% or 0.82 points to end at 20.98 and Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ) was up 3.69% or 0.1690 points to 4.7510 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ), which lost 4.06% or 0.645 points to trade at 15.260 in late trade. Prysmian (MI: PRY ) declined 3.45% or 0.75 points to end at 21.00 and Poste Italiane SpA (MI: PST ) shed 1.56% or 0.112 points to 7.052.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 191 to 161 and 34 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.85% or 1.28 to $70.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.83% or 0.66 to hit $79.72 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.63% or 7.60 to trade at $1209.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.16% to 1.1625, while EUR/GBP rose 0.13% to 0.8917.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 94.84.

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