Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.01%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Telecoms and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 added 1.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Prysmian (MI: PRY ), which rose 6.15% or 0.92 points to trade at 15.89 at the close. STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) added 3.23% or 0.375 points to end at 12.000 and Telecom Italia (MI: TLIT ) was up 2.99% or 0.0164 points to 0.5646 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bper Banca SpA (MI: EMII ), which lost 2.12% or 0.075 points to trade at 3.456 in late trade. Salvatore Ferragamo SpA (MI: SFER ) declined 1.50% or 0.30 points to end at 19.68 and Banca Generali (MI: BGN ) shed 1.19% or 0.22 points to 18.20.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 177 to 164 and 30 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.02% or 0.52 to $51.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.35% or 0.21 to hit $60.18 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.20 to trade at $1249.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.33% to 1.1318, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.9034.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 97.420.

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