Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.42%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.42%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Utilities , Travel & Leisure and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 added 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Freni Brembo SpA (MI: BRBI ), which rose 3.16% or 0.41 points to trade at 13.37 at the close. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI: FCHA ) added 2.97% or 0.360 points to end at 12.490 and Enel (MI: ENEI ) was up 2.01% or 0.100 points to 5.080 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ), which lost 2.88% or 0.0900 points to trade at 3.0340 in late trade. CNH Industrial NV (MI: CNHI ) declined 1.74% or 0.165 points to end at 9.320 and Ferrari NV (MI: RACE ) shed 1.28% or 1.25 points to 96.65.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 178 to 172 and 21 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 2.75% or 1.33 to $47.08 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 1.81% or 0.95 to hit $51.62 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.14% or 1.75 to trade at $1292.95 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1806, while EUR/GBP rose 0.01% to 0.9227.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 93.18.

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