Denmark stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Copenhagen 20 up 1.54%

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At the close in Copenhagen, the OMX Copenhagen 20 added 1.54% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Copenhagen 20 were Ambu A/S (CSE:AMBUb), which rose 7.69% or 16.4 points to trade at 229.8 at the close. Meanwhile, Lundbeck A/S (CSE:LUN) added 4.36% or 9.7 points to end at 232.3 and Novozymes A/S B (CSE:NZYMb) was up 3.21% or 10.5 points to 337.1 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were AP Moeller – Maersk A/S B (CSE:MAERSKb), which fell 1.28% or 84 points to trade at 6466 at the close. Danske Bank A/S (CSE:DANSKE) declined 0.68% or 0.5 points to end at 73.0 and ISS A/S (CSE:ISS) was down 0.61% or 0.60 points to 97.98.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange by 84 to 52 and 16 ended unchanged.

Shares in Ambu A/S (CSE:AMBUb) rose to 52-week highs; rising 7.69% or 16.4 to 229.8.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 9.03% or 2.26 to $22.77 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 5.06% or 1.42 to hit $26.66 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.74% or 12.55 to trade at $1711.35 a troy ounce.

USD/DKK was down 0.05% to 6.8569, while EUR/DKK rose 0.06% to 7.4583.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 99.862.

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