Investing.com – Italy stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms, Financials and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 declined 1.01% to hit a new 52-week low.
The best performers of the session on the Investing.com Italy 40 were Banca Mediolanum SpA (MI:BMED), which rose 5.24% or 0.254 points to trade at 5.100 at the close. Meanwhile, STMicroelectronics (MI:STM) added 2.57% or 0.300 points to end at 11.970 and Recordati (MI:RECI) was up 2.19% or 0.65 points to 30.30 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Telecom Italia (MI:TLIT), which fell 3.81% or 0.0198 points to trade at 0.5004 at the close. UniCredit SpA (MI:CRDI) declined 3.80% or 0.3880 points to end at 9.8220 and Leonardo SpA (MI:LDOF) was down 3.25% or 0.260 points to 7.738.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Milan Stock Exchange by 209 to 142 and 31 ended unchanged.
Shares in UniCredit SpA (MI:CRDI) fell to 52-week lows; falling 3.80% or 0.3880 to 9.8220. Shares in Leonardo SpA (MI:LDOF) fell to 3-years lows; losing 3.25% or 0.260 to 7.738.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.02% or 0.01 to $45.89 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.70% or 0.38 to hit $53.97 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.58% or 7.40 to trade at $1260.50 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.48% to 1.1391, while EUR/GBP fell 0.42% to 0.9006.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.60% at 96.303.