Sweden shares lower at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 down 1.03%

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Sweden shares lower at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 down 1.03%

Investing.com – Sweden equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Services and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 declined 1.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Swedish Match AB (ST: SWMA ), which rose 1.39% or 5.1 points to trade at 371.1 at the close. Svenska Handelsbanken AB A (ST: SHBa ) added 1.23% or 1.25 points to end at 102.75 and Sandvik AB (ST: SAND ) was up 0.23% or 0.30 points to 129.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB A (ST: SEBa ), which lost 3.50% or 3.22 points to trade at 88.78 in late trade. Atlas Copco AB Class A (ST: ATCOa ) declined 3.43% or 7.6 points to end at 214.2 and Atlas Copco AB Series B (ST: ATCOb ) shed 2.98% or 6.2 points to 200.2.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 378 to 243 and 47 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.39% or 0.71 to $51.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.80% or 0.48 to hit $60.63 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.20% or 2.45 to trade at $1247.55 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was down 0.46% to 10.2872, while USD/SEK fell 0.39% to 9.0549.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 97.105.

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