Investing.com – Norway stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Insurance, Banking and Materials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Oslo, the Oslo OBX added 0.15%.
The best performers of the session on the Oslo OBX were Norsk Hydro ASA (OL:NHY), which rose 5.24% or 2.07 points to trade at 41.55 at the close. Meanwhile, Storebrand ASA (OL:STB) added 3.32% or 2.12 points to end at 65.92 and BW Offshore Ltd (OL:BWO) was up 2.18% or 0.850 points to 39.850 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Marine Harvest ASA (OL:MOWI), which fell 2.01% or 3.75 points to trade at 183.25 at the close. Leroy Seafood Group ASA (OL:LSG) declined 1.70% or 1.2 points to end at 67.1 and Yara International ASA (OL:YAR) was down 1.62% or 5.9 points to 357.4.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Oslo Stock Exchange by 92 to 91 and 21 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.42% or 0.22 to $51.89 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.23% or 0.14 to hit $60.78 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.50% or 6.45 to trade at $1294.85 a troy ounce.
EUR/NOK was down 0.12% to 9.7338, while USD/NOK fell 0.07% to 8.5341.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 95.637.