Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.65%

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Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.65%
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Investing.com – Sweden equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Healthcare and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 gained 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Class B (ST: ERICb ), which rose 2.91% or 1.92 points to trade at 68.00 at the close. Essity AB B (ST: ESSITYb ) added 1.71% or 3.80 points to end at 226.40 and Investor AB ser. B (ST: INVEb ) was up 1.29% or 4.9 points to 384.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fingerprint Cards AB ser. B (ST: FINGb ), which lost 9.86% or 0.66 points to trade at 6.06 in late trade. Swedish Match AB (ST: SWMA ) declined 3.70% or 14.8 points to end at 385.2 and Securitas AB ser. B (ST: SECUb ) shed 0.32% or 0.45 points to 140.80.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 339 to 276 and 61 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 2.06% or 1.41 to $69.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 1.75% or 1.29 to hit $74.91 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 1.30 to trade at $1311.40 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was down 0.46% to 10.5145, while USD/SEK fell 0.04% to 8.8071.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 92.54.

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