Investing.com – Italy stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Utilities, Financials and Industrials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 added 0.51%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com Italy 40 were Italgas SpA (MI:IG), which rose 1.93% or 0.096 points to trade at 5.080 at the close. Meanwhile, Banca Mediolanum SpA (MI:BMED) added 1.85% or 0.095 points to end at 5.235 and Enel (MI:ENEI) was up 1.80% or 0.089 points to 5.020 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Saipem SpA (MI:SPMI), which fell 4.59% or 0.1710 points to trade at 3.5560 at the close. Buzzi Unicem (MI:BZU) declined 2.30% or 0.35 points to end at 15.11 and Salvatore Ferragamo SpA (MI:SFER) was down 1.97% or 0.36 points to 17.88.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Milan Stock Exchange by 196 to 168 and 19 ended unchanged.
Shares in Salvatore Ferragamo SpA (MI:SFER) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.97% or 0.36 to 17.88.
Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.47% or 0.75 to $51.90 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.03% or 0.62 to hit $60.77 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.22% or 2.80 to trade at $1247.20 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.15% to 1.1351, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8992.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 97.165.