Investing.com – Finland stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Utilities, Telecoms and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 rose 0.37% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Fortum Oyj (HE:FORTUM), which rose 1.97% or 0.37 points to trade at 19.12 at the close. Meanwhile, Kesko Oyj (HE:KESKOB) added 1.87% or 0.94 points to end at 51.30 and Elisa Oyj (HE:ELISA) was up 1.63% or 0.62 points to 38.56 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Wartsila Oyj Abp (HE:WRT1V), which fell 1.12% or 0.16 points to trade at 14.16 at the close. Neste Oil Oyj (HE:NESTE) declined 0.91% or 0.72 points to end at 78.20 and Outokumpu Oyj (HE:OUT1V) was down 0.74% or 0.0290 points to 3.8770.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 78 to 75 and 15 ended unchanged.
Brent oil for March delivery was down 0.51% or 0.31 to $61.01 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.86% or 0.45 to hit $51.86 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.20% or 2.65 to trade at $1291.15 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1385, while EUR/GBP fell 0.62% to 0.8790.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 95.780.