Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.76%

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Sweden shares higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.76%
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Investing.com – Sweden equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Healthcare , Industrials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 added 0.76%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were AstraZeneca PLC (ST: AZN ), which rose 4.10% or 19.8 points to trade at 503.0 at the close. Securitas AB ser. B (ST: SECUb ) added 2.60% or 3.30 points to end at 130.00 and Alfa Laval AB (ST: ALFA ) was up 2.54% or 4.6 points to 185.8 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nordea Bank AB (ST: NDA ), which lost 1.43% or 1.50 points to trade at 103.30 in late trade. Svenska Cellulosa SCA AB B (ST: SCAb ) declined 0.08% or 0.1 points to end at 64.5 and Swedbank AB ser A (ST: SWEDa ) shed 0.05% or 0.1 points to 210.6.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 429 to 292 and 79 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.08% or 0.04 to $49.12 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.26% or 0.14 to hit $54.34 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.96% or 12.81 to trade at $1351.81 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was up 0.39% to 9.5494, while USD/SEK fell 0.44% to 7.9448.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.74% at 91.53.

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