Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 1.04%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 1.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Food, Beverages & Tobacco , Telecoms and Auto & components sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX gained 1.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Marine Harvest ASA (OL: MHG ), which rose 3.69% or 5.80 points to trade at 163.00 at the close. P/f Bakkafrost (OL: BAKKA ) added 3.68% or 15.80 points to end at 444.80 and DNO International ASA (OL: DNO ) was up 3.28% or 0.41 points to 12.76 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Questerre Energy Corporation (OL: QEC ), which lost 13.46% or 0.90 points to trade at 5.79 in late trade. Golden Ocean Group Ltd (OL: GOGLT ) declined 3.61% or 2.25 points to end at 60.10 and Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ) shed 3.38% or 0.82 points to 23.43.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 106 to 77 and 21 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.63% or 0.40 to $63.41 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.53% or 0.36 to hit $68.00 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.85% or 11.40 to trade at $1335.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.70% to 9.6359, while USD/NOK fell 0.38% to 7.8586.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 89.86.

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