Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 1.04%
Investing.com – Sweden equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Services and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 gained 1.04% to hit a new 3-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB B (ST: HMb ), which rose 5.53% or 7.7 points to trade at 146.6 at the close. Essity AB B (ST: ESSITYb ) added 1.38% or 3.20 points to end at 235.80 and Investor AB ser. B (ST: INVEb ) was up 1.35% or 5.1 points to 381.8 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Fingerprint Cards AB ser. B (ST: FINGb ), which lost 1.15% or 0.07 points to trade at 6.20 in late trade. Svenska Cellulosa SCA AB B (ST: SCAb ) declined 0.39% or 0.4 points to end at 101.5 and Swedish Match AB (ST: SWMA ) gained 0.07% or 0.3 points to 417.7.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 303 to 265 and 72 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.25% or 0.18 to $71.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 1.17% or 0.93 to hit $80.21 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 2.40 to trade at $1289.10 a troy ounce.
EUR/SEK was up 0.35% to 10.3144, while USD/SEK rose 0.41% to 8.7413.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 93.36.
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