Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 1.33%

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Italy shares lower at close of trade; Italy 40 down 1.33%
Credit: © Reuters. – Italy equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Travel & Leisure , Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 lost 1.33% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Italy 40 were Tenaris (MI: TENR ), which rose 0.26% or 0.04 points to trade at 13.65 at the close. STMicroelectronics (MI: STM ) added 0.05% or 0.010 points to end at 18.605 and Yoox Net-A-Porter Group SpA (MI: YNAP ) was down 0.03% or 0.01 points to 37.76 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Banca Generali (MI: BGN ), which lost 3.23% or 0.88 points to trade at 26.38 in late trade. Buzzi Unicem (MI: BZU ) declined 3.18% or 0.63 points to end at 19.35 and Banco Bpm (MI: BAMI ) shed 3.06% or 0.088 points to 2.803.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 235 to 109 and 27 ended unchanged on the Milan Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.55% or 0.36 to $65.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.36% or 0.25 to hit $69.56 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.40% or 5.40 to trade at $1355.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.77% to 1.2447, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8747.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.53% at 88.63.

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