Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.65%

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Norway shares lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.65%
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Investing.com – Norway equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Diversified Financials , Energy and Pharma Biotech & Life Sciences sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX declined 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Oslo OBX were SalMar ASA (OL: SALM ), which rose 10.89% or 49.60 points to trade at 505.00 at the close. Grieg Seafood (OL: GSFO ) added 4.07% or 5.00 points to end at 127.90 and Leroy Seafood Group ASA (OL: LSG ) was up 2.99% or 2.3 points to 79.8 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Petroleum Geo - Services ASA (OL: PGS ), which lost 5.35% or 1.28 points to trade at 22.66 in late trade. Aker ASA (OL: AKER ) declined 4.93% or 30.0 points to end at 600.0 and Aker BP ASA (OL: AKERBP ) shed 4.36% or 11.40 points to 250.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 126 to 61 and 18 ended unchanged on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 1.09% or 0.66 to $60.01 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 1.03% or 0.73 to hit $69.92 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 1.46% or 17.90 to trade at $1208.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/NOK was up 0.43% to 9.5591, while USD/NOK rose 0.81% to 8.4448.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 96.82.

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