Sweden shares lower at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 down 1.51%

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Sweden shares lower at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 down 1.51%
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Investing.com – Sweden equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Services , Telecoms and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 lost 1.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Electrolux, AB ser. B (ST: ELUXb ), which rose 0.52% or 1.2 points to trade at 232.3 at the close. Getinge AB ser. B (ST: GETIb ) added 0.17% or 0.1 points to end at 83.5 and Swedish Match AB (ST: SWMA ) was up 0.08% or 0.3 points to 400.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fingerprint Cards AB ser. B (ST: FINGb ), which lost 14.73% or 1.16 points to trade at 6.72 in late trade. H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB B (ST: HMb ) declined 5.52% or 8.5 points to end at 145.2 and Securitas AB ser. B (ST: SECUb ) shed 3.05% or 4.45 points to 141.25.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 401 to 231 and 48 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.06% or 0.04 to $67.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.07% or 0.05 to hit $73.41 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.62% or 8.10 to trade at $1313.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was down 0.71% to 10.5807, while USD/SEK fell 0.90% to 8.8368.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 92.37.

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