Sweden stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 down 0.03%

16/04/2018 16:05:00 Stock Market

Sweden stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Consumer Services and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 declined 0.03%.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Fingerprint Cards AB ser. B (ST:FINGb), which rose 2.28% or 0.18 points to trade at 8.07 at the close. Meanwhile, Nordea Bank AB (ST:NDA) added 1.22% or 1.04 points to end at 86.58 and Svenska Handelsbanken AB A (ST:SHBa) was up 1.02% or 1.0 points to 99.1 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Skanska AB ser. B (ST:SKAb), which fell 5.00% or 8.35 points to trade at 158.50 at the close. AstraZeneca PLC (ST:AZN) declined 1.60% or 9.8 points to end at 602.7 and Boliden AB (ST:BOL) was down 1.53% or 4.50 points to 289.20.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 337 to 267 and 61 ended unchanged.

Shares in Skanska AB ser. B (ST:SKAb) fell to 52-week lows; losing 5.00% or 8.35 to 158.50.

Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.37% or 0.92 to $66.47 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.18% or 0.86 to hit $71.72 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.17% or 2.30 to trade at $1350.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was down 0.24% to 10.4230, while USD/SEK fell 0.58% to 8.4228.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 89.20.

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