Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.08%

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Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Commercial Service And Supplies , Healthcare Equipment & Services and Auto & components sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX fell 0.08% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were REC Silicon ASA (OL: REC ), which rose 7.89% or 0.05 points to trade at 0.61 at the close. Norwegian Finans Holding ASA (OL: NOFI ) added 5.40% or 3.40 points to end at 66.40 and Golden Ocean Group Ltd (OL: GOGLT ) was up 4.63% or 2.35 points to 53.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ), which lost 3.89% or 0.47 points to trade at 11.62 in late trade. Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (OL: NWC ) declined 1.78% or 3.20 points to end at 195.00 and SalMar ASA (OL: SALM ) shed 1.46% or 6.60 points to 446.80.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 102 to 87 and 20 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.04% or 0.02 to $45.90 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.68% or 0.37 to hit $53.98 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.54% or 6.90 to trade at $1261.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was up 0.24% to 9.9667, while USD/NOK rose 0.66% to 8.7418.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.50% at 96.210.

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