Sweden stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.09%

15/04/2019 18:20:00 Stock Market

Sweden stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials, Consumer Goods and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 gained 0.09% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Getinge AB ser. B (ST:GETIb), which rose 1.84% or 2.1 points to trade at 116.1 at the close. Meanwhile, Swedish Match AB (ST:SWMA) added 1.74% or 7.6 points to end at 444.3 and Svenska Handelsbanken AB A (ST:SHBa) was up 1.05% or 1.10 points to 105.55 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Svenska Cellulosa SCA AB B (ST:SCAb), which fell 1.38% or 1.1 points to trade at 81.6 at the close. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Class B (ST:ERICb) declined 1.18% or 1.08 points to end at 90.32 and Atlas Copco AB Series B (ST:ATCOb) was down 0.63% or 1.6 points to 254.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 324 to 308 and 64 ended unchanged.

Shares in Getinge AB ser. B (ST:GETIb) rose to 52-week highs; rising 1.84% or 2.1 to 116.1.

Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.97% or 0.62 to $63.27 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.73% or 0.52 to hit $71.03 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.31% or 4.05 to trade at $1291.15 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was up 0.00% to 10.4761, while USD/SEK rose 0.00% to 9.2692.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 96.562.