Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.61%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.61%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Travel & Leisure , Utilities and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 gained 0.61% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Juventus Football Club (MI: JUVE ), which rose 4.59% or 0.0560 points to trade at 1.2760 at the close. Terna (MI: TRN ) added 2.25% or 0.116 points to end at 5.278 and CNH Industrial NV (MI: CNHI ) was up 1.84% or 0.154 points to 8.514 in late trade.

Biggest losers included A2A (MI: A2 ), which lost 3.41% or 0.056 points to trade at 1.586 in late trade. Amplifon (MI: AMPF ) declined 2.42% or 0.390 points to end at 15.700 and Moncler SpA (MI: MONC ) shed 1.59% or 0.50 points to 30.86.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 194 to 169 and 22 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.17% or 0.09 to $52.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.15% or 0.09 to hit $61.35 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 2.70 to trade at $1289.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.1508, while EUR/GBP rose 0.03% to 0.9026.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 95.067.

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