Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.27%

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Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.27%
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Investing.com – Sweden equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 rose 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB B (ST: HMb ), which rose 2.51% or 3.9 points to trade at 159.9 at the close. Tele2 AB (ST: TEL2b ) added 1.97% or 2.05 points to end at 106.30 and Getinge AB ser. B (ST: GETIb ) was up 1.81% or 1.6 points to 87.6 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atlas Copco AB Series B (ST: ATCOb ), which lost 1.66% or 3.5 points to trade at 209.8 in late trade. Alfa Laval AB (ST: ALFA ) declined 1.21% or 2.7 points to end at 220.8 and Atlas Copco AB Class A (ST: ATCOa ) shed 1.16% or 2.6 points to 225.2.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 322 to 316 and 50 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.43% or 0.27 to $61.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.12% or 0.09 to hit $72.22 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.46% or 5.60 to trade at $1229.40 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was down 0.19% to 10.3137, while USD/SEK fell 0.51% to 8.9973.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 95.76.

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