Investing.com – Finland stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Utilities, Telecoms and Technology sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 fell 0.07% to hit a new 52-week low.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Kesko Oyj (HE:KESKOB), which rose 2.15% or 1.10 points to trade at 52.26 at the close. Meanwhile, Neste Oil Oyj (HE:NESTE) added 1.74% or 1.20 points to end at 70.30 and Outotec Oyj (HE:OTE1V) was up 1.69% or 0.056 points to 3.372 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Elisa Oyj (HE:ELISA), which fell 3.18% or 1.14 points to trade at 34.70 at the close. Valmt (HE:VALMT) declined 2.51% or 0.49 points to end at 19.06 and Fortum Oyj (HE:FORTUM) was down 2.38% or 0.45 points to 18.28.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 83 to 68 and 13 ended unchanged.
Brent oil for February delivery was up 0.30% or 0.18 to $60.58 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.47% or 0.24 to hit $51.80 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.50% or 6.10 to trade at $1226.00 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.49% to 1.1343, while EUR/GBP fell 0.01% to 0.8861.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.40% at 96.893.