Sweden shares lower at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 down 0.82%

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Sweden shares lower at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 down 0.82%
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Investing.com – Sweden equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Consumer Goods and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 declined 0.82% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were AstraZeneca PLC (ST: AZN ), which rose 2.03% or 9.6 points to trade at 481.4 at the close. Lundin Petroleum AB (ST: LUPE ) added 1.00% or 1.80 points to end at 182.00 and Fingerprint Cards AB ser. B (ST: FINGb ) was up 0.08% or 0.03 points to 36.32 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Swedish Match AB (ST: SWMA ), which lost 3.89% or 11.6 points to trade at 286.9 in late trade. Securitas AB ser. B (ST: SECUb ) declined 2.60% or 3.60 points to end at 135.00 and SSAB AB ser. A (ST: SSABa ) shed 1.80% or 0.76 points to 41.44.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 432 to 250 and 105 ended unchanged on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.39% or 0.68 to $49.72 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 1.92% or 0.99 to hit $52.48 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.76% or 9.54 to trade at $1269.54 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was down 0.52% to 9.5427, while USD/SEK fell 1.14% to 8.1214.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.59% at 93.22.

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