Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.22%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Financials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 rose 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were UniCredit SpA (MI: CRDI ), which rose 2.77% or 0.4000 points to trade at 14.8660 at the close. Recordati (MI: RECI ) added 2.74% or 0.92 points to end at 34.48 and Banco Bpm (MI: BAMI ) was up 2.71% or 0.069 points to 2.599 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salvatore Ferragamo SpA (MI: SFER ), which lost 8.44% or 2.07 points to trade at 22.46 in late trade. Prysmian (MI: PRY ) declined 2.17% or 0.53 points to end at 23.90 and CNH Industrial NV (MI: CNHI ) shed 2.06% or 0.194 points to 9.236.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 191 to 160 and 29 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.18% or 0.12 to $65.02 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 1.19% or 0.89 to hit $74.19 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.26% or 3.30 to trade at $1275.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.1589, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.8783.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 94.68.

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