Italy stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com Italy 40 down 0.26%

Aug 08, 2018

Italy stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Telecoms, Oil&Gas and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Italy 40 fell 0.26%.

The best performers of the session on the Italy 40 were Pirelli&C SPA (MI:PIRC), which rose 2.38% or 0.18 points to trade at 7.67 at the close. Meanwhile, A2A (MI:A2) added 1.55% or 0.025 points to end at 1.609 and Banco Bpm (MI:BAMI) was up 1.04% or 0.025 points to 2.375 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bper Banca SpA (MI:EMII), which fell 5.91% or 0.273 points to trade at 4.347 at the close. Moncler SpA (MI:MONC) declined 2.23% or 0.86 points to end at 37.69 and CNH Industrial NV (MI:CNHI) was down 1.53% or 0.160 points to 10.295.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Milan Stock Exchange by 195 to 154 and 30 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 3.98% or 2.75 to $66.42 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 3.74% or 2.79 to hit $71.86 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.30 to trade at $1218.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.03% to 1.1595, while EUR/GBP rose 0.48% to 0.9005.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 95.06.