Investing.com – Finland stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms, Oil&Gas and Utilities sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 rose 0.59% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were DNA Oyj (HE:DNAO), which rose 2.66% or 0.4800 points to trade at 18.5500 at the close. Meanwhile, Elisa Oyj (HE:ELISA) added 2.43% or 0.94 points to end at 39.60 and Neste Oil Oyj (HE:NESTE) was up 1.95% or 1.54 points to 80.40 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Cargotec Oyj (HE:CGCBV), which fell 1.32% or 0.40 points to trade at 29.96 at the close. Outokumpu Oyj (HE:OUT1V) declined 1.29% or 0.0520 points to end at 3.9920 and Kesko Oyj (HE:KESKOB) was down 1.28% or 0.66 points to 51.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 81 to 69 and 20 ended unchanged.
Shares in Neste Oil Oyj (HE:NESTE) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.95% or 1.54 to 80.40.
Brent oil for March delivery was up 0.18% or 0.11 to $62.81 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.04% or 0.02 to hit $54.21 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.25% or 3.15 to trade at $1279.45 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1370, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8814.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 95.980.