Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.16%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.16%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Utilities , Technology and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 lost 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Azimut Holding (MI: AZMT ), which rose 2.15% or 0.29 points to trade at 13.79 at the close. UnipolSai Assicurazioni SpA (MI: US ) added 1.09% or 0.021 points to end at 1.893 and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (MI: FCHA ) was up 0.57% or 0.102 points to 17.996 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Snam (MI: SRG ), which lost 4.27% or 0.154 points to trade at 3.450 in late trade. Poste Italiane SpA (MI: PST ) declined 4.04% or 0.308 points to end at 7.322 and Terna (MI: TRN ) shed 3.12% or 0.143 points to 4.440.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 217 to 140 and 30 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.15% or 0.10 to $64.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 1.40% or 1.03 to hit $74.47 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.17% or 2.20 to trade at $1280.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.1604, while EUR/GBP rose 0.29% to 0.8765.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 94.50.

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