Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.17%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.17%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Food, Beverages & Tobacco , Telecoms and Auto & components sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX gained 0.17% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Grieg Seafood (OL: GSFO ), which rose 5.63% or 6.10 points to trade at 114.50 at the close. Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (OL: NWC ) added 3.52% or 6.05 points to end at 177.70 and DNO International ASA (OL: DNO ) was up 2.39% or 0.39 points to 16.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Golden Ocean Group Ltd (OL: GOGLT ), which lost 1.25% or 0.70 points to trade at 55.50 in late trade. Aker ASA (OL: AKER ) declined 1.16% or 7.0 points to end at 595.0 and Norsk Hydro ASA (OL: NHY ) shed 1.16% or 0.47 points to 40.18.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 94 to 87 and 31 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.13% or 0.07 to $54.12 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $62.73 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.22% or 2.85 to trade at $1279.75 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was up 0.16% to 9.7408, while USD/NOK rose 0.15% to 8.5674.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 95.975.

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