Denmark stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Copenhagen 20 up 0.46%

15/03/2019 18:35:00 Stock Market

Denmark stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Personal&Household Goods, Financials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Copenhagen, the OMX Copenhagen 20 added 0.46% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Copenhagen 20 were ISS A/S (CO:ISS), which rose 2.61% or 5.30 points to trade at 208.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Pandora A/S (CO:PNDORA) added 1.62% or 5.1 points to end at 320.1 and Tryg A/S (CO:TRYG) was up 1.37% or 2.5 points to 185.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Genmab (CO:GEN), which fell 1.58% or 18.0 points to trade at 1122.5 at the close. AP Moeller - Maersk A/S B (CO:MAERSKb) declined 0.69% or 60 points to end at 8690 and Chr. Hansen Holding A/S (CO:CHRH) was down 0.41% or 2.8 points to 688.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange by 78 to 56 and 18 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tryg A/S (CO:TRYG) rose to 5-year highs; rising 1.37% or 2.5 to 185.0.

Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.31% or 0.18 to $58.43 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.31% or 0.21 to hit $67.02 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.54% or 7.05 to trade at $1302.15 a troy ounce.

USD/DKK was down 0.13% to 6.5926, while EUR/DKK rose 0.03% to 7.4630.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 96.585.