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 Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Technology and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 lost 1.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Juventus Football Club (MI: JUVE ), which rose 0.74% or 0.0110 points to trade at 1.4950 at the close. Atlantia SpA (MI: ATL ) added 0.35% or 0.07 points to end at 19.93 and Unipol Gruppo Finanziario Spa (MI: UNPI ) was up 0.15% or 0.006 points to 3.966 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Telecom Italia (MI: TLIT ), which lost 6.24% or 0.0297 points to trade at 0.4460 in late trade. STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) declined 3.41% or 0.440 points to end at 12.475 and Banco Bpm SpA (MI: BAMI ) shed 2.69% or 0.050 points to 1.799.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 259 to 97 and 39 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 2.72% or 1.47 to $52.57 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 2.74% or 1.72 to hit $61.02 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.00% or 0.05 to trade at $1282.65 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1365, while EUR/GBP fell 0.55% to 0.8764.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 95.928.

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