The Stoxx Nordic 30 Index, the benchmark measure for the region, rose 0.1 percent to 7,024.21 at the 5:30 p.m. close in Stockholm, its third day of gains. The gauge has advanced 0.6 percent this week.
The OMX Stockholm 30 Index rose 0.4 percent, while the Copenhagen 20 Index added 0.3 percent. Norway’s OBX Index and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index both fell 0.2 percent.
The following companies’ shares were among the most active in Nordic markets today. Symbols are in parentheses.
Alk-Abello A/S (ALKB DC) jumped the most in a year, adding 5.6 percent to 340 kroner. The world’s largest allergy-vaccine maker reached an agreement with French regulators over the price of its grass-allergy immunotherapy tablet Grazax. The medicine will be available with reimbursement from January.
Eniro AB (ENRO SS) rose for a third day, gaining 5.8 percent to 4.77 kronor. The Nordic region’s biggest yellow-pages publisher said Norwegian tax authorities have settled a case regarding its subsidiary Findexa Norway A/S which will have a one-off positive effect of 175 million kronor ($25.5 million) on tax costs in the group’s fourth-quarter accounts.
Nokia Oyj (NOK1V FH) slipped 1.3 percent to 7.40 euros, its second straight decline. Siemens AG Chief Financial Officer Joe Kaeser said an initial public offering of Nokia Siemens Networks is an option in the “medium term.”
Polarcus Ltd. (PLCS NO) tumbled 13 percent to 5.16 kroner, falling the most since September 2009. The buyer and supplier of seismic data to the oil and natural gas exploration industry raised $65 million selling 73.4 million new shares at 5.30 kroner each.
Sevan Marine ASA (SEVAN NO) fell 1 percent to 6.22 kroner, sliding for a second day. The Norwegian owner of offshore oil rigs said repairs on the blow-out preventer on the Sevan Driller oil rig may take two weeks longer than expected.