Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 1.09%

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Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 1.09%

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

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 added 1.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB B (ST: HMb ), which rose 11.11% or 16.5 points to trade at 165.0 at the close. AstraZeneca PLC (ST: AZN ) added 1.47% or 10.1 points to end at 698.3 and Sandvik AB (ST: SAND ) was up 1.42% or 2.25 points to 160.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Svenska Cellulosa SCA AB B (ST: SCAb ), which lost 0.89% or 0.9 points to trade at 100.6 in late trade. Autoliv Inc . SDB (ST: ALIVsdb ) declined 0.61% or 4.8 points to end at 778.8 and Tele2 AB (ST: TEL2b ) shed 0.27% or 0.30 points to 110.60.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 345 to 283 and 57 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.80% or 0.57 to $72.14 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.64% or 0.52 to hit $81.31 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.94% or 11.30 to trade at $1187.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was down 0.44% to 10.2979, while USD/SEK rose 0.14% to 8.8226.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.58% at 94.42.

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