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%

Investing.com – Sweden equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Telecoms and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Tele2 AB (ST: TEL2b ), which rose 2.85% or 2.95 points to trade at 106.30 at the close. Securitas AB ser. B (ST: SECUb ) added 2.59% or 3.90 points to end at 154.20 and Essity AB B (ST: ESSITYb ) was up 2.37% or 5.20 points to 224.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AstraZeneca PLC (ST: AZN ), which lost 1.35% or 10.0 points to trade at 729.4 in late trade. Swedish Match AB (ST: SWMA ) declined 0.90% or 3.7 points to end at 406.3 and AB SKF B (ST: SKFb ) shed 0.89% or 1.2 points to 139.6.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 360 to 272 and 43 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.57% or 0.32 to $56.78 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.57% or 0.38 to hit $67.00 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.86% or 22.30 to trade at $1221.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was up 0.18% to 10.2864, while USD/SEK fell 0.51% to 9.0180.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 96.35.

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