Investing.com – Finland stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Basic Materials and Industrials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 gained 0.75% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Nokia Oyj (HE:NOKIA), which rose 5.75% or 0.312 points to trade at 5.742 at the close. Meanwhile, Huhtamaki Oyj (HE:HUH1V) added 3.78% or 1.05 points to end at 28.84 and Konecranes ABP (HE:KCRA) was up 2.58% or 0.76 points to 30.26 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Telia Company AB (HE:TELIA1), which fell 5.05% or 0.205 points to trade at 3.851 at the close. Fortum Oyj (HE:FORTUM) declined 2.25% or 0.46 points to end at 19.75 and Kesko Oyj (HE:KESKOB) was down 1.47% or 0.76 points to 50.80.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 104 to 44 and 21 ended unchanged.
Shares in Nokia Oyj (HE:NOKIA) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.75% or 0.312 to 5.742.
Brent oil for March delivery was up 0.75% or 0.46 to $61.55 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.00% or 0.53 to hit $53.66 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 1.34% or 17.15 to trade at $1296.95 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.93% to 1.1410, while EUR/GBP rose 0.16% to 0.8665.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.78% at 95.545.