Investing.com – Finland stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology, Basic Materials and Utilities sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 fell 0.66%.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Elisa Oyj (HE:ELISA), which rose 2.04% or 0.75 points to trade at 37.56 at the close. Meanwhile, Neste Oil Oyj (HE:NESTE) added 1.33% or 0.92 points to end at 70.14 and Outotec Oyj (HE:OTE1V) was up 1.23% or 0.039 points to 3.200 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Stora Enso Oyj R (HE:STERV), which fell 2.52% or 0.257 points to trade at 9.948 at the close. Metsa Board Oyj B (HE:METSB) declined 2.39% or 0.125 points to end at 5.105 and Cargotec Oyj (HE:CGCBV) was down 2.36% or 0.66 points to 27.30.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 83 to 74 and 12 ended unchanged.
Shares in Stora Enso Oyj R (HE:STERV) fell to 52-week lows; down 2.52% or 0.257 to 9.948.
Brent oil for March delivery was up 1.00% or 0.55 to $55.46 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.64% or 0.30 to hit $46.84 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.60% or 7.75 to trade at $1291.85 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.52% to 1.1401, while EUR/GBP rose 0.34% to 0.9024.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.60% at 95.843.