Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.71%

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Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.71%
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Investing.com – Sweden equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Industrials and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 gained 0.71%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Sandvik AB (ST: SAND ), which rose 1.89% or 2.90 points to trade at 156.40 at the close. Atlas Copco AB Series B (ST: ATCOb ) added 1.75% or 4.0 points to end at 229.8 and ASSA ABLOY AB ser. B (ST: ASSAb ) was up 1.72% or 3.1 points to 182.8 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SSAB AB ser. A (ST: SSABa ), which lost 0.93% or 0.37 points to trade at 39.47 in late trade. Autoliv Inc . SDB (ST: ALIVsdb ) declined 0.61% or 5.2 points to end at 843.0 and Telia Company AB (ST: TELIA ) shed 0.07% or 0.03 points to 42.28.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 386 to 246 and 47 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.57% or 0.37 to $65.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.42% or 0.30 to hit $71.73 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 1.60 to trade at $1185.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was up 0.14% to 10.4706, while USD/SEK fell 0.20% to 9.1727.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 96.15.

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