Investing.com – Italy stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Oil&Gas and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 rose 1.11% 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 4.47% or 0.550 points to trade at 12.860 at the close. Meanwhile, Leonardo SpA (MI:LDOF) added 3.98% or 0.302 points to end at 7.894 and Saipem SpA (MI:SPMI) was up 3.96% or 0.1530 points to 4.0160 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Telecom Italia (MI:TLIT), which fell 7.20% or 0.0379 points to trade at 0.4885 at the close. Banco Bpm SpA (MI:BAMI) declined 1.88% or 0.036 points to end at 1.857 and Bper Banca SpA (MI:EMII) was down 0.59% or 0.018 points to 3.055.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Milan Stock Exchange by 247 to 113 and 36 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 2.92% or 1.52 to $53.59 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 2.19% or 1.34 to hit $62.52 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.77% or 9.95 to trade at $1282.35 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1359, while EUR/GBP rose 0.44% to 0.8810.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 96.023.