Investing.com – Italy stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology, Financials and Travel&Leisure sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 rose 0.82% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com Italy 40 were STMicroelectronics (MI:STM), which rose 5.07% or 0.700 points to trade at 14.510 at the close. Meanwhile, UniCredit SpA (MI:CRDI) added 4.36% or 0.4320 points to end at 10.3320 and Unione di Banche Italiane SpA (MI:UBI) was up 3.73% or 0.0810 points to 2.2530 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Generali (MI:GASI), which fell 0.59% or 0.09 points to trade at 15.23 at the close. ENI (MI:ENI) declined 0.54% or 0.08 points to end at 14.86 and Buzzi Unicem (MI:BZU) was down 0.47% or 0.08 points to 16.80.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Milan Stock Exchange by 236 to 132 and 31 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.69% or 0.37 to $54.03 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.10% or 0.68 to hit $62.66 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.22% or 2.95 to trade at $1316.25 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1376, while EUR/GBP fell 0.36% to 0.8783.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 96.023.