Investing.com – Italy stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology, Industrials and Chemicals sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 fell 0.21%.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com Italy 40 were Moncler SpA (MI:MONC), which rose 2.01% or 0.59 points to trade at 29.94 at the close. Meanwhile, Bper Banca SpA (MI:EMII) added 1.86% or 0.069 points to end at 3.770 and Unione di Banche Italiane SpA (MI:UBI) was up 1.75% or 0.0490 points to 2.8530 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Buzzi Unicem (MI:BZU), which fell 4.20% or 0.70 points to trade at 16.10 at the close. STMicroelectronics (MI:STM) declined 3.24% or 0.430 points to end at 12.860 and Prysmian (MI:PRY) was down 2.18% or 0.35 points to 15.94.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Milan Stock Exchange by 227 to 126 and 26 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.30% or 0.16 to $53.41 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.37% or 0.23 to hit $62.31 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.22% or 2.70 to trade at $1243.90 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1351, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8907.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.925.