Investing.com – Sweden stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 rose 0.01%.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Swedish Match AB (ST:SWMA), which rose 4.02% or 14.6 points to trade at 377.8 at the close. Meanwhile, Svenska Cellulosa SCA AB B (ST:SCAb) added 2.61% or 1.9 points to end at 74.6 and Essity AB B (ST:ESSITYb) was up 1.61% or 3.60 points to 227.80 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Class B (ST:ERICb), which fell 3.77% or 3.07 points to trade at 78.39 at the close. ASSA ABLOY AB ser. B (ST:ASSAb) declined 1.39% or 2.2 points to end at 159.4 and Sandvik AB (ST:SAND) was down 1.36% or 1.85 points to 134.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 339 to 291 and 46 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.17% or 0.09 to $52.27 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $61.41 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 2.40 to trade at $1289.60 a troy ounce.
EUR/SEK was up 0.02% to 10.2343, while USD/SEK rose 0.25% to 8.8882.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 95.012.