Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.37%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.37%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Materials , Healthcare Equipment & Services and Food, Beverages & Tobacco sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX rose 0.37% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Golden Ocean Group Ltd (OL: GOGLT ), which rose 3.20% or 2.05 points to trade at 66.20 at the close. DNO International ASA (OL: DNO ) added 2.37% or 0.24 points to end at 10.38 and Yara International ASA (OL: YAR ) was up 2.29% or 8.3 points to 371.1 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Schibsted ASA A (OL: SBSTA ), which lost 1.11% or 2.3 points to trade at 205.2 in late trade. REC Silicon ASA (OL: REC ) declined 1.00% or 0.01 points to end at 0.94 and DnB ASA (OL: DNB ) shed 0.95% or 1.5 points to 157.2.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 100 to 70 and 34 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.66% or 0.84 to $51.44 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 1.69% or 0.95 to hit $57.20 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.47% or 6.05 to trade at $1302.55 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.22% to 9.3273, while USD/NOK fell 0.27% to 7.8823.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 92.86.

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