© Reuters. Sweden stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.64%

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

At the close in Stockholm, the gained 0.64% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the were Sandvik AB (ST:), which rose 3.60% or 6.10 points to trade at 175.75 at the close. Meanwhile, ASSA ABLOY AB ser. B (ST:) added 2.09% or 4.3 points to end at 210.4 and AB SKF B (ST:) was up 1.60% or 2.8 points to 177.7 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Securitas AB ser. B (ST:), which fell 1.45% or 2.35 points to trade at 160.25 at the close. Boliden AB (ST:) declined 1.00% or 2.90 points to end at 286.60 and Electrolux, AB ser. B (ST:) was down 0.91% or 2.2 points to 239.8.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 0 to 0.

Shares in Sandvik AB (ST:) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.60% or 6.10 to 175.75. Shares in ASSA ABLOY AB ser. B (ST:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 2.09% or 4.3 to 210.4.

Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.38% or 0.24 to $64.00 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $71.95 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $1277.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was up 0.03% to 10.4566, while USD/SEK fell 0.11% to 9.2989.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 97.132.

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