Finland stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.78%

Aug 01, 2018

Finland stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Healthcare and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 added 0.78%.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Valmt (HE:VALMT), which rose 4.96% or 0.88 points to trade at 18.63 at the close. Meanwhile, UPM-Kymmene Oyj (HE:UPM) added 2.17% or 0.66 points to end at 31.02 and Wartsila Oyj Abp (HE:WRT1V) was up 1.78% or 0.33 points to 18.82 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Outokumpu Oyj (HE:OUT1V), which fell 1.52% or 0.0880 points to trade at 5.7120 at the close. Metsa Board Oyj B (HE:METSB) declined 0.73% or 0.065 points to end at 8.805 and Nordea Bank AB FDR (HE:NDA1V) was down 0.55% or 0.050 points to 9.055.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 87 to 56 and 17 ended unchanged.

Shares in Valmt (HE:VALMT) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.96% or 0.88 to 18.63.

Brent oil for October delivery was down 2.29% or 1.70 to $72.51 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.72% or 1.18 to hit $67.58 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.50% or 6.10 to trade at $1217.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.1663, while EUR/GBP fell 0.19% to 0.8892.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 94.46.