© Reuters.  Finland stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.40%© Reuters. Finland stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.40%

Investing.com – Finland stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 added 0.40% to hit a new all time high.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were UPM-Kymmene Oyj (HE:UPM), which rose 1.96% or 0.55 points to trade at 28.66 at the close. Meanwhile, Outotec Oyj (HE:OTE1V) added 1.94% or 0.156 points to end at 8.204 and Neste Oil Oyj (HE:NESTE) was up 1.70% or 1.00 points to 59.78 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sampo Oyj A (HE:SAMPO), which fell 1.29% or 0.61 points to trade at 46.54 at the close. Amer Sports Corporation (HE:AMEAS) declined 1.05% or 0.27 points to end at 25.36 and Nordea Bank AB FDR (HE:NDA1V) was down 0.68% or 0.065 points to 9.440.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 73 to 68 and 14 ended unchanged.

Shares in UPM-Kymmene Oyj (HE:UPM) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.96% or 0.55 to 28.66. Shares in Outotec Oyj (HE:OTE1V) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 1.94% or 0.156 to 8.204. Shares in Neste Oil Oyj (HE:NESTE) rose to all time highs; up 1.70% or 1.00 to 59.78.

Brent oil for April delivery was down 0.05% or 0.03 to $65.22 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.34% or 0.21 to hit $61.58 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.10 to trade at $1331.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.18% to 1.2315, while EUR/GBP rose 0.10% to 0.8825.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 89.81.

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