Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.33%

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Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.33%
Credit: © Reuters. – Finland equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare , Industrials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 gained 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were UPM-Kymmene Oyj (HE: UPM ), which rose 2.69% or 0.68 points to trade at 25.94 at the close. YIT Oyj (HE: YIT ) added 2.57% or 0.14 points to end at 5.79 and Outokumpu Oyj (HE: OUT1V ) was up 1.79% or 0.0670 points to 3.8140 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DNA Oyj (HE: DNAO ), which lost 5.82% or 1.0700 points to trade at 17.3100 in late trade. Nokia Oyj (HE: NOKIA ) declined 1.96% or 0.108 points to end at 5.400 and Stora Enso Oyj R (HE: STERV ) shed 1.67% or 0.195 points to 11.500.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 87 to 59 and 22 ended unchanged on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for April delivery was up 2.40% or 1.46 to $62.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.18% or 1.17 to hit $54.96 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.24% or 3.15 to trade at $1322.05 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.24% to 1.1471, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.8766.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 95.232.

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