Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 1.01%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 1.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Financials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 declined 1.01% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Banca Mediolanum SpA (MI: BMED ), which rose 5.24% or 0.254 points to trade at 5.100 at the close. STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) added 2.57% or 0.300 points to end at 11.970 and Recordati (MI: RECI ) was up 2.19% or 0.65 points to 30.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Telecom Italia (MI: TLIT ), which lost 3.81% or 0.0198 points to trade at 0.5004 in late trade. UniCredit SpA (MI: CRDI ) declined 3.80% or 0.3880 points to end at 9.8220 and Leonardo SpA (MI: LDOF ) shed 3.25% or 0.260 points to 7.738.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 209 to 142 and 31 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.02% or 0.01 to $45.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.70% or 0.38 to hit $53.97 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.58% or 7.40 to trade at $1260.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.48% to 1.1391, while EUR/GBP fell 0.41% to 0.9007.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.59% at 96.297.

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