Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.09%

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Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare Equipment & Services , Pharma Biotech & Life Sciences and Media sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX declined 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were P/f Bakkafrost (OL: BAKKA ), which rose 2.68% or 8.80 points to trade at 337.70 at the close. Golden Ocean Group Ltd (OL: GOGLT ) added 2.63% or 1.75 points to end at 68.25 and Grieg Seafood (OL: GSFO ) was up 1.44% or 1.00 points to 70.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nordic Nanovector ASA (OL: NANOV ), which lost 3.17% or 2.65 points to trade at 81.05 in late trade. Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (OL: NWC ) declined 2.37% or 4.6 points to end at 189.8 and DNO International ASA (OL: DNO ) shed 2.31% or 0.21 points to 8.65.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 98 to 79 and 29 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.66% or 0.78 to $47.87 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 2.14% or 1.09 to hit $52.12 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.22% or 2.86 to trade at $1295.26 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.45% to 9.3006, while USD/NOK fell 0.67% to 7.9154.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 93.42.

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