Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 1.11%

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Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 1.11%

Investing.com – Sweden equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Financials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 added 1.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Essity AB B (ST: ESSITYb ), which rose 2.68% or 6.10 points to trade at 233.80 at the close. Boliden AB (ST: BOL ) added 1.85% or 4.55 points to end at 250.35 and Swedbank AB ser A (ST: SWEDa ) was up 1.71% or 3.5 points to 207.8 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AstraZeneca PLC (ST: AZN ), which lost 0.20% or 1.4 points to trade at 703.2 in late trade. Electrolux, AB ser. B (ST: ELUXb ) declined 0.15% or 0.3 points to end at 203.9 and Securitas AB ser. B (ST: SECUb ) gained 0.19% or 0.30 points to 159.10.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 373 to 251 and 60 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.58% or 0.38 to $65.39 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.62% or 0.44 to hit $71.20 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1185.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was up 0.21% to 10.4656, while USD/SEK fell 0.12% to 9.1940.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 96.44.

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