Investing.com – Finland stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology, Healthcare and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 gained 0.10%.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Outotec Oyj (HE:OTE1V), which rose 5.05% or 0.165 points to trade at 3.431 at the close. Meanwhile, Outokumpu Oyj (HE:OUT1V) added 3.72% or 0.1330 points to end at 3.7070 and Cargotec Oyj (HE:CGCBV) was up 2.91% or 0.82 points to 29.02 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Fortum Oyj (HE:FORTUM), which fell 1.85% or 0.35 points to trade at 18.89 at the close. Neste Oil Oyj (HE:NESTE) declined 1.20% or 0.90 points to end at 73.90 and Nordea Bank Abp (HE:NDAFI) was down 0.75% or 0.058 points to 7.686.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 102 to 49 and 19 ended unchanged.
Brent oil for March delivery was up 1.88% or 1.07 to $58.13 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.59% or 1.24 to hit $49.20 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.23% or 3.00 to trade at $1288.80 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.68% to 1.1470, while EUR/GBP rose 0.34% to 0.8979.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.49% at 95.282.