Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.44%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.44%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials , Travel & Leisure and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 gained 0.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Leonardo SpA (MI: LDOF ), which rose 4.53% or 0.390 points to trade at 9.000 at the close. Ferrari NV (MI: RACE ) added 3.20% or 3.80 points to end at 122.45 and Atlantia (MI: ATL ) was up 2.50% or 0.62 points to 25.46 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Telecom Italia (MI: TLIT ), which lost 1.30% or 0.0080 points to trade at 0.6066 in late trade. Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ) declined 1.21% or 0.0510 points to end at 4.1690 and Davide Campari Milano SpA (MI: CPRI ) shed 0.82% or 0.06 points to 7.25.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 176 to 170 and 34 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.91% or 0.64 to $70.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 1.25% or 0.93 to hit $75.38 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.35% or 4.40 to trade at $1242.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.1669, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8832.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 94.58.

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