Investing.com – Italy stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Industrials and Financials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 added 1.28% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com Italy 40 were Buzzi Unicem (MI:BZU), which rose 4.53% or 0.71 points to trade at 16.52 at the close. Meanwhile, STMicroelectronics (MI:STM) added 4.43% or 0.610 points to end at 14.375 and Bper Banca SpA (MI:EMII) was up 4.37% or 0.132 points to 3.150 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Ferrari NV (MI:RACE), which fell 1.07% or 1.06 points to trade at 97.98 at the close. A2A (MI:A2) declined 0.99% or 0.015 points to end at 1.548 and Pirelli&C SPA (MI:PIRC) was down 0.79% or 0.05 points to 6.04.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Milan Stock Exchange by 255 to 113 and 37 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.07% or 0.57 to $53.70 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.82% or 0.50 to hit $61.59 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 1.31% or 16.75 to trade at $1296.55 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.87% to 1.1403, while EUR/GBP rose 0.14% to 0.8663.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.73% at 95.593.