Sweden shares lower at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 down 0.75%

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Sweden shares lower at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 down 0.75%
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Investing.com – Sweden equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Financials , Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 fell 0.75% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Tele2 AB (ST: TEL2b ), which rose 0.88% or 0.95 points to trade at 108.35 at the close. Atlas Copco AB Class A (ST: ATCOa ) added 0.71% or 1.4 points to end at 206.8 and AB SKF B (ST: SKFb ) was up 0.46% or 0.6 points to 130.8 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Svenska Handelsbanken AB A (ST: SHBa ), which lost 3.17% or 3.17 points to trade at 96.88 in late trade. Getinge AB ser. B (ST: GETIb ) declined 2.75% or 2.3 points to end at 80.7 and H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB B (ST: HMb ) shed 2.38% or 3.1 points to 128.6.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 364 to 264 and 56 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.07% or 0.03 to $45.91 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.64% or 0.35 to hit $54.00 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.55% or 6.95 to trade at $1260.95 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was up 0.16% to 10.2910, while USD/SEK rose 0.57% to 9.0265.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.51% at 96.215.

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