Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.34%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.34%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Pharma Biotech & Life Sciences , Transport and Media sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX added 0.34% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (OL: NWC ), which rose 47.24% or 84.70 points to trade at 260.00 at the close. Aker Solutions OL (OL: AKSOL ) added 6.33% or 2.81 points to end at 47.17 and Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ) was up 5.00% or 1.37 points to 28.77 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Telenor ASA (OL: TEL ), which lost 2.99% or 5.4 points to trade at 174.9 in late trade. Storebrand ASA (OL: STB ) declined 2.53% or 1.64 points to end at 63.24 and P/f Bakkafrost (OL: BAKKA ) shed 1.14% or 5.20 points to 450.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 101 to 77 and 28 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.01% or 0.01 to $66.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.31% or 0.22 to hit $71.84 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.36% or 18.50 to trade at $1341.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.10% to 9.5909, while USD/NOK rose 0.32% to 7.7874.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 89.53.

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