Denmark stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Copenhagen 20 up 0.74%
Denmark stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Personal&Household Goods and Software&Computer Services sectors led shares higher.At the close in Copenhagen, the OMX Copenhagen 20 gained 0.74%.The best performers of the session on the OMX Copenhagen 20 were Chr. Hansen Holding A/S (CO:CHRH), which rose 5.10% or 19.8 points to trade at 408.4 at the close. Meanwhile, AP Moeller - Maersk A/S B (CO:MAERSKb) added 1.98% or 230 points to end at 11870 and Pandora A/S (CO:PNDORA) was up 1.96% or 17.0 points to 883.0 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Carlsberg A/S B (CO:CARLb), which fell 0.49% or 3.0 points to trade at 607.5 at the close. Jyske Bank A/S (CO:JYSK) declined 0.37% or 1.2 points to end at 327.0 and Danske Bank A/S (CO:DANSKE) was down 0.23% or 0.5 points to 218.1.Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange by 76 to 48 and 15 ended unchanged.Crude oil for February delivery was up 3.25% or 1.65 to $52.47 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 3.28% or 1.76 to hit $55.40 a barrel, while the February Gold contract fell 0.02% or 0.25 to trade at $1185.25 a troy ounce.USD/DKK was up 0.22% to 7.0591, while EUR/DKK rose 0.00% to 7.4339.The US Dollar Index was up 0.17% at 102.18.