Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.12%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Utilities and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 rose 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were FinecoBank Banca Fineco SpA (MI: FBK ), which rose 4.85% or 0.44 points to trade at 9.42 at the close. Italgas SpA (MI: IG ) added 2.90% or 0.137 points to end at 4.863 and Poste Italiane SpA (MI: PST ) was up 1.90% or 0.140 points to 7.498 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ), which lost 1.91% or 0.0750 points to trade at 3.8500 in late trade. Prysmian (MI: PRY ) declined 1.74% or 0.43 points to end at 24.31 and UnipolSai Assicurazioni SpA (MI: US ) shed 1.47% or 0.028 points to 1.874.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 187 to 170 and 23 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.48% or 0.32 to $66.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.13% or 0.10 to hit $76.36 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.18% or 2.30 to trade at $1300.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.1778, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.8780.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 93.59.

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