Negative indices closing in Piazza Affari: the Ftse Mib lost 0.70% to 20.454 points and the All Share 0.66% to 22.260. After a positive start, Milan recorded a volatile trend, with the banks having ballasted the performance, also due to rumors about the possible request by the European Central Bank not to distribute dividends for the whole of 2020, despite the ongoing agreement on the Recovery Fund to keep the spread between BTP and Bund under control. European indices had been supported in the morning by the positive closing of Wall Street on the eve, in turn due to the progress of the aid package to support the economy being discussed at the Washington Congress. Instead, the weekly requests for unemployment benefits in the US have disappointed the market, higher than analysts’ expectations.
On the main list, the investigation into the serological tests of the Pavia prosecutor’s office still puts Diasorin under pressure (-3.26%). The banking sector mainly penalized Banco Bpm (-3.19%) and Unicredit (-2.47%) as well as Mediobanca (-1.73%), Intesa Sanpaolo (-1.44%) and Ubi Bank (-1.24%). Opposite sign for Unipol (+ 3.96%). Cnh Industrial (+ 2.39%), Campari (+ 1.95%) and Moncler (+ 1.64%) are highlighted in various sectors while the collapse of the oil barrel prices during trading in Milan penalizes Eni (-1.22%) and Saipem (-1.12%); in the rest of the energy sector it moves back with even more decision A2A (-2.87%). A minus sign also for Atlantia (-2.71%).