Finland stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 0.24%

Jul 30, 2018

Finland stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer Goods, Basic Materials and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 declined 0.24%.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were YIT Oyj (HE:YIT), which rose 2.17% or 0.12 points to trade at 5.64 at the close. Meanwhile, Wartsila Oyj Abp (HE:WRT1V) added 2.16% or 0.40 points to end at 18.64 and Nokia Oyj (HE:NOKIA) was up 0.68% or 0.032 points to 4.732 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Amer Sports Corporation (HE:AMEAS), which fell 5.61% or 1.63 points to trade at 27.41 at the close. Metsa Board Oyj B (HE:METSB) declined 3.60% or 0.330 points to end at 8.825 and Metso Oyj (HE:METSO) was down 2.04% or 0.65 points to 31.27.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 87 to 60 and 17 ended unchanged.

Brent oil for October delivery was up 1.11% or 0.83 to $75.59 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 2.04% or 1.40 to hit $70.09 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.16% or 1.90 to trade at $1221.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.47% to 1.1713, while EUR/GBP rose 0.26% to 0.8918.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.40% at 94.09.