Sweden stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.17%

Aug 08, 2018

Sweden stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology, Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 added 0.17% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Hexagon AB ser. B (ST:HEXAb), which rose 1.19% or 6.4 points to trade at 542.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kinnevik, Investment AB ser. B (ST:KINVb) added 0.94% or 2.9 points to end at 310.5 and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Class B (ST:ERICb) was up 0.94% or 0.67 points to 71.81 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were SSAB AB ser. A (ST:SSABa), which fell 2.21% or 0.95 points to trade at 42.07 at the close. Tele2 AB (ST:TEL2b) declined 0.72% or 0.85 points to end at 116.75 and Autoliv Inc . SDB (ST:ALIVsdb) was down 0.66% or 5.8 points to 879.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 336 to 287 and 63 ended unchanged.

Shares in Hexagon AB ser. B (ST:HEXAb) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.19% or 6.4 to 542.0.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 3.82% or 2.64 to $66.53 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 3.43% or 2.56 to hit $72.09 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.07% or 0.80 to trade at $1217.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was up 0.48% to 10.3929, while USD/SEK rose 0.51% to 8.9609.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 95.04.