Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.36%

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Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.36%
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Investing.com – Sweden equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 gained 0.36% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Getinge AB ser. B (ST: GETIb ), which rose 6.40% or 6.4 points to trade at 106.5 at the close. Boliden AB (ST: BOL ) added 3.28% or 8.25 points to end at 259.75 and SSAB AB ser. A (ST: SSABa ) was up 2.15% or 0.86 points to 40.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Autoliv Inc . SDB (ST: ALIVsdb ), which lost 3.93% or 33.4 points to trade at 815.4 in late trade. AB SKF B (ST: SKFb ) declined 1.30% or 2.3 points to end at 175.1 and Tele2 AB (ST: TEL2b ) shed 1.00% or 1.15 points to 113.45.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 345 to 288 and 56 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 3.19% or 2.10 to $67.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 2.86% or 2.08 to hit $74.71 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.22% or 2.60 to trade at $1202.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was down 0.11% to 10.5134, while USD/SEK fell 0.30% to 9.0692.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 95.04.

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