© Reuters. Sweden stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.34%

Investing.com – Sweden stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the added 0.34%.

The best performers of the session on the were Electrolux, AB ser. B (ST:), which rose 2.02% or 4.3 points to trade at 217.3 at the close. Meanwhile, Kinnevik, Investment AB ser. B (ST:) added 1.68% or 4.0 points to end at 242.1 and Getinge AB ser. B (ST:) was up 1.35% or 1.9 points to 138.7 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Alfa Laval AB (ST:), which fell 0.85% or 1.4 points to trade at 168.9 at the close. Volvo, AB ser. B (ST:) declined 0.82% or 1.10 points to end at 133.80 and AB SKF B (ST:) was down 0.80% or 1.2 points to 148.8.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 352 to 294 and 59 ended unchanged.

Shares in Alfa Laval AB (ST:) fell to 52-week lows; down 0.85% or 1.4 to 168.9.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 4.96% or 2.66 to $50.97 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 4.78% or 2.82 to hit $56.12 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 2.28% or 33.85 to trade at $1518.05 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was up 0.69% to 10.8047, while USD/SEK rose 0.52% to 9.6325.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 97.328.

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2019-08-07