Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 1.08%

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Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 1.08%
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Investing.com – Sweden equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms , Financials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 gained 1.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Fingerprint Cards AB ser. B (ST: FINGb ), which rose 8.81% or 0.54 points to trade at 6.69 at the close. Tele2 AB (ST: TEL2b ) added 5.26% or 5.80 points to end at 116.05 and Getinge AB ser. B (ST: GETIb ) was up 3.41% or 2.8 points to 84.9 in late trade.

Biggest losers included H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB B (ST: HMb ), which lost 2.74% or 3.9 points to trade at 140.1 in late trade. Svenska Cellulosa SCA AB B (ST: SCAb ) declined 0.67% or 0.7 points to end at 99.7 and Essity AB B (ST: ESSITYb ) shed 0.60% or 1.30 points to 215.40.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 333 to 287 and 63 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.12% or 0.08 to $66.72 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.83% or 0.64 to hit $76.10 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.46% or 6.00 to trade at $1307.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was down 0.37% to 10.1118, while USD/SEK rose 1.01% to 8.6946.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 1.00% at 94.50.

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