Investing.com – Finland stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Utilities, Financials and Oil&Gas sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 added 0.10%.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Fortum Oyj (HE:FORTUM), which rose 3.04% or 0.60 points to trade at 20.31 at the close. Meanwhile, Metsa Board Oyj B (HE:METSB) added 2.45% or 0.130 points to end at 5.430 and Telia Company AB (HE:TELIA1) was up 1.76% or 0.073 points to 4.226 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Cargotec Oyj (HE:CGCBV), which fell 8.31% or 2.58 points to trade at 28.48 at the close. Konecranes ABP (HE:KCRA) declined 3.91% or 1.11 points to end at 27.31 and Outotec Oyj (HE:OTE1V) was down 3.25% or 0.104 points to 3.097.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 86 to 72 and 13 ended unchanged.
Shares in Cargotec Oyj (HE:CGCBV) fell to 52-week lows; falling 8.31% or 2.58 to 28.48.
Brent oil for February delivery was down 2.13% or 1.31 to $60.14 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.85% or 1.50 to hit $51.08 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.32% or 4.00 to trade at $1243.40 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.51% to 1.1303, while EUR/GBP rose 0.19% to 0.8990.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 97.455.