Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.53%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.53%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare , Travel & Leisure and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 rose 0.53% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Salvatore Ferragamo (MI: SFER ), which rose 3.83% or 0.84 points to trade at 22.76 at the close. Yoox Net-A-Porter Group SpA (MI: YNAP ) added 2.44% or 0.72 points to end at 30.26 and Generali (MI: GASI ) was up 2.34% or 0.37 points to 16.17 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mediaset (MI: MS ), which lost 1.29% or 0.042 points to trade at 3.212 in late trade. Saipem SpA (MI: SPMI ) declined 0.99% or 0.0400 points to end at 4.0160 and Banco Bpm (MI: BAMI ) shed 0.98% or 0.028 points to 2.822.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 202 to 155 and 33 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 1.24% or 0.79 to $63.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 1.17% or 0.81 to hit $68.50 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.51% or 6.80 to trade at $1334.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.2233, while EUR/GBP rose 0.31% to 0.8832.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 90.37.

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