Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.62%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 0.62%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Utilities , Healthcare and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 added 0.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Terna (MI: TRN ), which rose 4.77% or 0.215 points to trade at 4.727 at the close. Snam (MI: SRG ) added 4.66% or 0.167 points to end at 3.750 and Enel (MI: ENEI ) was up 3.71% or 0.178 points to 4.975 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ), which lost 5.32% or 1.015 points to trade at 18.060 in late trade. Buzzi Unicem (MI: BZU ) declined 2.45% or 0.48 points to end at 19.08 and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI: FCHA ) shed 2.01% or 0.338 points to 16.450.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 212 to 133 and 29 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.75% or 1.14 to $64.11 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.50% or 1.04 to hit $68.42 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.16% or 15.60 to trade at $1326.40 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.46% to 1.2346, while EUR/GBP fell 0.18% to 0.8749.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.55% at 89.45.

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