Denmark stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Copenhagen 20 up 1.96%

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At the close in Copenhagen, the OMX Copenhagen 20 rose 1.96% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Copenhagen 20 were William Demant Holding A/S (CSE:DEMANT), which rose 7.66% or 11.6 points to trade at 163.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S (CSE:CHRH) added 5.75% or 29.4 points to end at 541.0 and Ambu A/S (CSE:AMBUb) was up 5.43% or 10.8 points to 209.8 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Carlsberg A/S B (CSE:CARLb), which fell 0.10% or 0.8 points to trade at 792.0 at the close. Novo Nordisk A/S Class B (CSE:NOVOb) added 0.15% or 0.6 points to end at 407.1 and Lundbeck A/S (CSE:LUN) was up 0.41% or 0.9 points to 220.1.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange by 104 to 40 and 9 ended unchanged.

Shares in Ambu A/S (CSE:AMBUb) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.43% or 10.8 to 209.8.

Crude oil for May delivery was down 6.11% or 1.37 to $21.04 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 5.48% or 1.74 to hit $30.00 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.43% or 7.60 to trade at $1769.00 a troy ounce.

USD/DKK was down 0.56% to 6.8037, while EUR/DKK fell 0.04% to 7.4636.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 98.925.

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