Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.18%

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Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.18%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Pharma Biotech & Life Sciences , Auto & components and Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX lost 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were DNO International ASA (OL: DNO ), which rose 3.94% or 0.41 points to trade at 10.69 at the close. Storebrand ASA (OL: STB ) added 3.20% or 2.14 points to end at 69.35 and Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ) was up 3.13% or 0.75 points to 24.75 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grieg Seafood (OL: GSFO ), which lost 3.50% or 2.50 points to trade at 68.85 in late trade. Leroy Seafood Group ASA (OL: LSG ) declined 3.48% or 1.7 points to end at 46.0 and Norsk Hydro ASA (OL: NHY ) shed 2.75% or 1.54 points to 54.50.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 93 to 90 and 28 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 1.61% or 1.03 to $62.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 1.26% or 0.85 to hit $66.44 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.19% or 15.80 to trade at $1317.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.09% to 9.6293, while USD/NOK rose 0.62% to 7.8721.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.61% at 90.32.

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