Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.58%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.58%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Healthcare and Travel & Leisure sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 gained 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ), which rose 5.60% or 0.2060 points to trade at 3.8850 at the close. Unipol Gruppo Finanziario Spa (MI: UNPI ) added 4.02% or 0.140 points to end at 3.620 and Davide Campari Milano SpA (MI: CPRI ) was up 3.48% or 0.26 points to 7.73 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bper Banca SpA (MI: EMII ), which lost 1.59% or 0.058 points to trade at 3.592 in late trade. Buzzi Unicem (MI: BZU ) declined 1.48% or 0.23 points to end at 15.62 and Unione di Banche Italiane SpA (MI: UBI ) shed 1.23% or 0.0330 points to 2.6560.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 217 to 140 and 26 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 4.27% or 2.20 to $53.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 4.66% or 2.80 to hit $62.86 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.58% or 7.20 to trade at $1250.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1385, while EUR/GBP rose 0.60% to 0.8953.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 96.735.

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