Finland shares lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 0.99%

4 April 2018, 17: 48
© Reuters.  Finland shares lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 0.99%© Reuters. Finland shares lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 0.99%

Finland equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & GasBasic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 lost 0.99% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Wartsila Oyj Abp (HE:WRT1V), which rose 1.81% or 0.32 points to trade at 18.00 at the close. Elisa Oyj (HE:ELISA) added 1.56% or 0.57 points to end at 37.12 and Orion Oyj B (HE:ORNBV) was up 1.44% or 0.35 points to 24.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cargotec Oyj (HE:CGCBV), which lost 4.21% or 1.80 points to trade at 40.94 in late trade. Outotec Oyj (HE:OTE1V) declined 3.83% or 0.274 points to end at 6.880 and Nokian Renkaat Oyj (HE:NRE1V) shed 3.28% or 1.20 points to 35.42.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 107 to 38 and 17 ended unchanged on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

 

In commodities trading, Brent oil for June delivery was down 0.43% or 0.29 to $67.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.33% or 0.21 to hit $63.30 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.16% or 2.20 to trade at $1339.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.21% to 1.2297, while EUR/GBP rose 0.07% to 0.8734.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 89.70.