© Reuters.  Italy stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com Italy 40 down 0.11%© Reuters. Italy stocks lower at close of trade; Investing.com Italy 40 down 0.11%

Investing.com – Italy stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Utilities, Industrials and Chemicals sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Milan, the Investing.com Italy 40 fell 0.11%.

The best performers of the session on the Investing.com Italy 40 were Salvatore Ferragamo (MI:SFER), which rose 2.61% or 0.58 points to trade at 22.80 at the close. Meanwhile, STMicroelectronics (MI:STM) added 1.62% or 0.300 points to end at 18.765 and Banco Bpm (MI:BAMI) was up 1.55% or 0.048 points to 3.121 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Recordati (MI:RECI), which fell 1.73% or 0.52 points to trade at 29.50 at the close. Atlantia (MI:ATL) declined 1.48% or 0.38 points to end at 25.30 and Enel (MI:ENEI) was down 1.47% or 0.070 points to 4.700.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Milan Stock Exchange by 206 to 142 and 30 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.52% or 0.32 to $61.47 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.26% or 0.17 to hit $65.08 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.05% or 0.70 to trade at $1330.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.19% to 1.2314, while EUR/GBP rose 0.18% to 0.8832.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 89.84.

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