Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 1.80%

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Norway shares higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 1.80%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare Equipment & Services , Utilities and Commercial Service And Supplies sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX added 1.80%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ), which rose 10.79% or 1.15 points to trade at 11.81 at the close. BW Offshore Ltd (OL: BWO ) added 6.57% or 1.950 points to end at 31.650 and Subsea 7 SA (OL: SUBC ) was up 5.09% or 4.1 points to 84.3 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SalMar ASA (OL: SALM ), which lost 0.47% or 2.00 points to trade at 428.00 in late trade. Marine Harvest ASA (OL: MHG ) declined 0.05% or 0.10 points to end at 182.70 and Leroy Seafood Group ASA (OL: LSG ) gained 0.09% or 0.1 points to 65.9.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 147 to 48 and 19 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.28% or 0.57 to $45.18 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.42% or 0.22 to hit $52.95 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 0.85 to trade at $1281.95 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.41% to 9.9837, while USD/NOK fell 0.56% to 8.7219.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 95.905.

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