Denmark shares higher at close of trade; OMX Copenhagen 20 up 0.63%

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Denmark shares higher at close of trade; OMX Copenhagen 20 up 0.63%
Credit: © Reuters. – Denmark equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Real Estate , Healthcare and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Copenhagen, the OMX Copenhagen 20 rose 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Copenhagen 20 were Chr. Hansen Holding A/S (CO: CHRH ), which rose 2.06% or 12.8 points to trade at 634.4 at the close. Novozymes A/S B (CO: NZYMb ) added 1.83% or 5.8 points to end at 323.6 and Lundbeck A/S (CO: LUN ) was up 1.67% or 7.3 points to 443.9 in late trade.

Biggest losers included FLSmidth & Co. (CO: FLS ), which lost 2.40% or 9.1 points to trade at 369.4 in late trade. Danske Bank A/S (CO: DANSKE ) declined 0.81% or 1.6 points to end at 190.7 and AP Moeller - Maersk A/S B (CO: MAERSKb ) shed 0.80% or 62 points to 7670.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 58 to 56 and 22 ended unchanged on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.18% or 0.86 to $73.80 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.26% or 0.20 to hit $77.19 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.27% or 3.40 to trade at $1255.40 a troy ounce.

USD/DKK was down 0.37% to 6.3512, while EUR/DKK rose 0.01% to 7.4531.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 93.81.

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