Sweden stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 down 0.08%

Investing.com – Sweden stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Financials, Consumer Services and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 lost 0.08%.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Stockholm 30 were Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Class B (ST:ERICb), which rose 4.67% or 2.97 points to trade at 66.61 at the close. Meanwhile, Alfa Laval AB (ST:ALFA) added 0.86% or 1.9 points to end at 223.3 and Electrolux, AB ser. B (ST:ELUXb) was up 0.75% or 1.6 points to 216.1 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Atlas Copco AB Class A (ST:ATCOa), which fell 2.53% or 7.2 points to trade at 276.9 at the close. Svenska Handelsbanken AB A (ST:SHBa) declined 2.49% or 2.48 points to end at 96.92 and Getinge AB ser. B (ST:GETIb) was down 1.27% or 1.1 points to 82.1.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Stockholm Stock Exchange by 333 to 272 and 65 ended unchanged.

Shares in Atlas Copco AB Class A (ST:ATCOa) fell to 52-week lows; down 2.53% or 7.2 to 276.9.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.38% or 0.25 to $66.61 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.71% or 0.54 to hit $76.42 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.18% or 2.30 to trade at $1301.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/SEK was down 0.03% to 10.1508, while USD/SEK fell 0.37% to 8.6120.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 93.57.