Investing.com – Sweden stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Healthcare, Industrials and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 gained 0.24% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were AstraZeneca PLC (ST:AZN), which rose 8.25% or 56.5 points to trade at 741.5 at the close. Meanwhile, ABB Ltd (ST:ABB) added 1.67% or 3.0 points to end at 179.9 and Atlas Copco AB Series B (ST:ATCOb) was up 1.38% or 3.1 points to 228.4 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Kinnevik, Investment AB ser. B (ST:KINVb), which fell 2.15% or 4.7 points to trade at 214.0 at the close. H&M Hennes&Mauritz AB B (ST:HMb) declined 2.04% or 2.9 points to end at 138.4 and SSAB AB ser. A (ST:SSABa) was down 1.67% or 0.57 points to 33.50.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 343 to 300 and 44 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.71% or 0.38 to $54.28 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.35% or 0.86 to hit $64.47 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.05 to trade at $1314.05 a troy ounce.
EUR/SEK was up 0.56% to 10.4933, while USD/SEK rose 0.35% to 9.3005.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 96.947.