Investing.com – Finland stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Utilities, Technology and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 fell 1.33% to hit a new 52-week low.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were KONE Oyj (HE:KNEBV), which rose 1.30% or 0.54 points to trade at 41.98 at the close. Meanwhile, Valmt (HE:VALMT) added 1.08% or 0.19 points to end at 17.75 and DNA Oyj (HE:DNAO) was up 0.29% or 0.0500 points to 17.0700 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were YIT Oyj (HE:YIT), which fell 3.76% or 0.20 points to trade at 5.12 at the close. Cargotec Oyj (HE:CGCBV) declined 3.74% or 1.04 points to end at 26.74 and Fortum Oyj (HE:FORTUM) was down 3.69% or 0.71 points to 18.65.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 140 to 22 and 11 ended unchanged.
Shares in Cargotec Oyj (HE:CGCBV) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.74% or 1.04 to 26.74.
Brent oil for March delivery was down 3.82% or 2.11 to $53.18 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 3.80% or 1.77 to hit $44.84 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.76% or 9.65 to trade at $1279.40 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.72% to 1.1435, while EUR/GBP rose 0.70% to 0.9050.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.50% at 96.100.