Investing.com – Italy stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Healthcare and Travel&Leisure sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 rose 0.58%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com Italy 40 were Saipem SpA (MI:SPMI), which rose 5.60% or 0.2060 points to trade at 3.8850 at the close. Meanwhile, Unipol Gruppo Finanziario Spa (MI:UNPI) added 4.02% or 0.140 points to end at 3.620 and Davide Campari Milano SpA (MI:CPRI) was up 3.48% or 0.26 points to 7.73 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Bper Banca SpA (MI:EMII), which fell 1.59% or 0.058 points to trade at 3.592 at the close. Buzzi Unicem (MI:BZU) declined 1.48% or 0.23 points to end at 15.62 and Unione di Banche Italiane SpA (MI:UBI) was down 1.23% or 0.0330 points to 2.6560.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Milan Stock Exchange by 217 to 140 and 26 ended unchanged.
Shares in Buzzi Unicem (MI:BZU) fell to 52-week lows; falling 1.48% or 0.23 to 15.62.
Crude oil for January delivery was up 4.21% or 2.17 to $53.66 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 4.61% or 2.77 to hit $62.83 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.59% or 7.30 to trade at $1250.90 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1385, while EUR/GBP rose 0.60% to 0.8953.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 96.730.