Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.01%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Financials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 added 0.01% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Unipol Gruppo Finanziario Spa (MI: UNPI ), which rose 2.38% or 0.090 points to trade at 3.878 at the close. Yoox Net-A-Porter Group SpA (MI: YNAP ) added 2.21% or 0.66 points to end at 30.59 and Banco Bpm (MI: BAMI ) was up 1.68% or 0.054 points to 3.274 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mediaset (MI: MS ), which lost 4.98% or 0.154 points to trade at 2.940 in late trade. Luxottica Group (MI: LUX ) declined 2.24% or 1.11 points to end at 48.50 and Terna (MI: TRN ) shed 1.36% or 0.068 points to 4.932.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 186 to 170 and 20 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.62% or 0.78 to $49.01 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.20% or 0.65 to hit $54.92 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.47% or 6.21 to trade at $1326.49 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.69% to 1.1883, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8998.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.62% at 92.46.

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