Investing.com – Sweden stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 added 0.92%.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Boliden AB (ST:BOL), which rose 3.58% or 7.30 points to trade at 211.05 at the close. Meanwhile, Hexagon AB ser. B (ST:HEXAb) added 2.95% or 12.3 points to end at 429.6 and Svenska Cellulosa SCA AB B (ST:SCAb) was up 2.51% or 1.9 points to 76.8 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Swedish Match AB (ST:SWMA), which fell 1.55% or 6.1 points to trade at 386.7 at the close. Telia Company AB (ST:TELIA) declined 0.88% or 0.37 points to end at 41.60 and Alfa Laval AB (ST:ALFA) was down 0.44% or 0.8 points to 194.4.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 368 to 251 and 56 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.33% or 0.17 to $51.94 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.26% or 0.16 to hit $60.80 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.51% or 6.55 to trade at $1294.95 a troy ounce.
EUR/SEK was up 0.20% to 10.2514, while USD/SEK rose 0.26% to 8.9895.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 95.635.