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 Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Oil & Gas and Consumer Services 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 Autoliv Inc . SDB (ST: ALIVsdb ), which rose 3.08% or 21.2 points to trade at 710.6 at the close. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Class B (ST: ERICb ) added 2.88% or 2.20 points to end at 78.72 and Atlas Copco AB Class A (ST: ATCOa ) was up 1.86% or 4.2 points to 227.2 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Getinge AB ser. B (ST: GETIb ), which lost 1.47% or 1.2 points to trade at 83.1 in late trade. AstraZeneca PLC (ST: AZN ) declined 0.81% or 5.4 points to end at 657.6 and Swedish Match AB (ST: SWMA ) shed 0.67% or 2.7 points to 400.4.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 331 to 293 and 61 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.24% or 0.65 to $53.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.31% or 0.19 to hit $61.33 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 2.65 to trade at $1281.35 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was up 0.15% to 10.2751, while USD/SEK rose 0.68% to 9.0769.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 96.203.

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