Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.30%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 0.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology , Travel & Leisure and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 declined 0.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Telecom Italia (MI: TLIT ), which rose 3.38% or 0.0240 points to trade at 0.7335 at the close. Yoox Net-A-Porter Group SpA (MI: YNAP ) added 3.03% or 0.87 points to end at 29.59 and Prysmian (MI: PRY ) was up 0.93% or 0.25 points to 27.23 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ), which lost 3.73% or 0.700 points to trade at 18.080 in late trade. Buzzi Unicem (MI: BZU ) declined 1.84% or 0.42 points to end at 22.35 and Banca Generali (MI: BGN ) shed 1.83% or 0.53 points to 28.37.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 249 to 113 and 18 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 2.46% or 1.42 to $56.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 2.21% or 1.39 to hit $61.47 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 0.90 to trade at $1265.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1787, while EUR/GBP rose 0.16% to 0.8811.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 93.59.

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