Investing.com – Sweden stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Healthcare and Oil&Gas sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 rose 1.00% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were ASSA ABLOY AB ser. B (ST:ASSAb), which rose 7.03% or 12.1 points to trade at 183.5 at the close. Meanwhile, H&M Hennes&Mauritz AB B (ST:HMb) added 2.94% or 4.2 points to end at 145.7 and Skanska AB ser. B (ST:SKAb) was up 2.51% or 4.00 points to 163.55 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Alfa Laval AB (ST:ALFA), which fell 6.33% or 13.2 points to trade at 195.3 at the close. Hexagon AB ser. B (ST:HEXAb) declined 1.74% or 7.5 points to end at 424.0 and Electrolux, AB ser. B (ST:ELUXb) was down 1.55% or 3.7 points to 235.4.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 371 to 248 and 64 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.37% or 0.75 to $53.81 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.51% or 0.32 to hit $62.19 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.15% or 1.95 to trade at $1317.35 a troy ounce.
EUR/SEK was down 0.14% to 10.3924, while USD/SEK rose 0.15% to 9.1130.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 95.855.