Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.27%

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Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.27%
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Investing.com – Sweden equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 gained 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were AB SKF B (ST: SKFb ), which rose 1.85% or 3.3 points to trade at 181.3 at the close. Investor AB ser. B (ST: INVEb ) added 1.59% or 5.8 points to end at 371.5 and SSAB AB ser. A (ST: SSABa ) was up 1.23% or 0.43 points to 35.26 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB A (ST: SEBa ), which lost 5.81% or 6.10 points to trade at 98.90 in late trade. Fingerprint Cards AB ser. B (ST: FINGb ) declined 3.26% or 1.18 points to end at 35.00 and Electrolux, AB ser. B (ST: ELUXb ) 0.00% or 0.0 points to 237.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 392 to 280 and 81 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.86% or 0.90 to $49.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.77% or 0.91 to hit $52.33 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.33% or 4.10 to trade at $1251.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was up 0.04% to 9.5529, while USD/SEK rose 0.56% to 8.8808.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 99.88.

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