Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.15%

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Italy shares higher at close of trade; Italy 40 up 1.15%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Telecoms and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 gained 1.15% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Amplifon (MI: AMPF ), which rose 4.51% or 0.710 points to trade at 16.470 at the close. Banco Bpm SpA (MI: BAMI ) added 3.61% or 0.059 points to end at 1.704 and Pirelli & C SPA (MI: PIRC ) was up 3.57% or 0.21 points to 5.98 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ), which lost 1.04% or 0.145 points to trade at 13.810 in late trade. Enel (MI: ENEI ) declined 0.19% or 0.010 points to end at 5.174 and Azimut Holding SpA (MI: AZMT ) gained 0.04% or 0.01 points to 11.18.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 256 to 106 and 38 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.25% or 0.68 to $53.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.50% or 0.31 to hit $62.20 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 0.85 to trade at $1318.45 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.22% to 1.1409, while EUR/GBP rose 0.46% to 0.8811.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.803.

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