Denmark stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Copenhagen 20 down 1.50%

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At the close in Copenhagen, the OMX Copenhagen 20 lost 1.50% to hit a new 3-months low.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Copenhagen 20 were Royal Unibrew A/S (CSE:RBREW), which rose 5.25% or 33 points to trade at 662 at the close. Meanwhile, Danske Bank A/S (CSE:DANSKE) added 2.24% or 2.6 points to end at 120.8 and Pandora A/S (CSE:PNDORA) was up 2.03% or 12.0 points to 604.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were GN Store Nord (CSE:GN), which fell 4.53% or 21.5 points to trade at 453.2 at the close. Coloplast A/S (CSE:COLOb) declined 4.18% or 37.4 points to end at 857.0 and Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CSE:VWS) was down 3.92% or 42.5 points to 1042.5.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange by 79 to 59 and 20 ended unchanged.

Shares in Danske Bank A/S (CSE:DANSKE) rose to 52-week highs; up 2.24% or 2.6 to 120.8.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 3.45% or 2.20 to $66.03 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 3.70% or 2.47 to hit $69.21 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.18% or 3.10 to trade at $1697.60 a troy ounce.

USD/DKK was up 0.53% to 6.2436, while EUR/DKK rose 0.06% to 7.4361.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 92.017.