Investing.com – Finland stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Industrials and Financials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 added 1.22% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Outokumpu Oyj (HE:OUT1V), which rose 4.31% or 0.1670 points to trade at 4.0440 at the close. Meanwhile, Outotec Oyj (HE:OTE1V) added 3.86% or 0.138 points to end at 3.710 and Metsa Board Oyj B (HE:METSB) was up 3.22% or 0.195 points to 6.250 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were DNA Oyj (HE:DNAO), which fell 0.82% or 0.1500 points to trade at 18.0700 at the close. Huhtamaki Oyj (HE:HUH1V) declined 0.39% or 0.11 points to end at 27.99 and Amer Sports Corporation (HE:AMEAS) was 0.00% or 0.00 points to 38.85.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 101 to 47 and 19 ended unchanged.
Brent oil for March delivery was up 2.29% or 1.40 to $62.58 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 3.00% or 1.56 to hit $53.63 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.78% or 10.05 to trade at $1282.25 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.31% to 1.1360, while EUR/GBP rose 0.47% to 0.8812.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 96.023.