Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.58%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 0.58%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Media , Insurance and Capital Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX gained 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Gjensidige Forsikring ASA (OL: GJFS ), which rose 3.33% or 4.2 points to trade at 130.5 at the close. Schibsted ASA A (OL: SBSTA ) added 3.20% or 7.4 points to end at 238.4 and Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ) was up 2.57% or 1.01 points to 40.38 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grieg Seafood (OL: GSFO ), which lost 4.63% or 4.25 points to trade at 87.45 in late trade. Leroy Seafood Group ASA (OL: LSG ) declined 2.95% or 1.6 points to end at 52.6 and SalMar ASA (OL: SALM ) shed 1.90% or 6.80 points to 350.20.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 97 to 71 and 34 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.63% or 0.42 to $66.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 1.22% or 0.95 to hit $76.61 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.24% or 3.10 to trade at $1297.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.31% to 9.5351, while USD/NOK fell 0.17% to 8.1654.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 94.06.

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