Finland stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 1.29%

Aug 10, 2018

Finland stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Utilities and Technology sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 lost 1.29%.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Neste Oil Oyj (HE:NESTE), which rose 0.48% or 0.36 points to trade at 74.88 at the close. Meanwhile, Sampo Oyj A (HE:SAMPO) fell 0.09% or 0.04 points to end at 42.89 and Valmt (HE:VALMT) was down 0.21% or 0.04 points to 18.64 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were UPM-Kymmene Oyj (HE:UPM), which fell 3.00% or 0.95 points to trade at 30.75 at the close. Stora Enso Oyj R (HE:STERV) declined 2.53% or 0.375 points to end at 14.425 and Huhtamaki Oyj (HE:HUH1V) was down 2.32% or 0.73 points to 30.75.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 103 to 41 and 19 ended unchanged.

Shares in Neste Oil Oyj (HE:NESTE) rose to all time highs; up 0.48% or 0.36 to 74.88.

Brent oil for October delivery was up 1.18% or 0.85 to $72.92 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.24% or 0.83 to hit $67.64 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.02% or 0.30 to trade at $1220.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 1.01% to 1.1411, while EUR/GBP fell 0.53% to 0.8938.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.71% at 96.14.