Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.03%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Healthcare and Travel & Leisure sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 added 1.03% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Freni Brembo SpA (MI: BRBI ), which rose 5.63% or 0.69 points to trade at 12.94 at the close. STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) added 4.63% or 0.840 points to end at 18.970 and Recordati (MI: RECI ) was up 4.05% or 1.20 points to 30.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Italgas SpA (MI: IG ), which lost 1.12% or 0.060 points to trade at 5.306 in late trade. A2A (MI: A2 ) declined 0.90% or 0.015 points to end at 1.653 and Banca Generali (MI: BGN ) shed 0.52% or 0.14 points to 26.78.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 231 to 118 and 35 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.28% or 0.19 to $67.44 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.10% or 0.07 to hit $73.06 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.07% or 0.90 to trade at $1305.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1955, while EUR/GBP fell 0.20% to 0.8790.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 92.52.

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