Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.30%

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Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.30%

Investing.com – Sweden equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Services and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 gained 0.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Alfa Laval AB (ST: ALFA ), which rose 5.61% or 12.1 points to trade at 227.7 at the close. Electrolux, AB ser. B (ST: ELUXb ) added 3.89% or 6.8 points to end at 180.1 and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB A (ST: SEBa ) was up 3.66% or 3.30 points to 93.54 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AB SKF B (ST: SKFb ), which lost 3.35% or 4.8 points to trade at 138.3 in late trade. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Class B (ST: ERICb ) declined 2.65% or 2.16 points to end at 79.34 and AstraZeneca PLC (ST: AZN ) shed 2.57% or 18.2 points to 689.2.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 400 to 243 and 45 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.76% or 0.51 to $67.33 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.62% or 0.47 to hit $76.64 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.42% or 5.10 to trade at $1232.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was down 0.28% to 10.3673, while USD/SEK fell 0.12% to 9.1152.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 96.39.

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