Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.63%

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Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.63%
Credit: © Reuters. – Norway equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Materials , Healthcare Equipment & Services and Energy sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX lost 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Storebrand ASA (OL: STB ), which rose 0.97% or 0.62 points to trade at 64.26 at the close. Leroy Seafood Group ASA (OL: LSG ) added 0.88% or 0.5 points to end at 57.2 and Telenor ASA (OL: TEL ) was up 0.84% or 1.5 points to 174.8 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ), which lost 2.89% or 0.90 points to trade at 30.26 in late trade. TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (OL: TGS ) declined 2.85% or 7.1 points to end at 241.6 and Yara International ASA (OL: YAR ) shed 2.67% or 9.0 points to 340.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 99 to 86 and 23 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.01% or 0.01 to $68.28 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.09% or 0.07 to hit $73.71 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.62% or 8.40 to trade at $1340.40 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was down 0.07% to 9.6132, while USD/NOK rose 0.43% to 7.8251.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.44% at 90.03.

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