Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.47%

Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.47%

Investing.com  | Feb 04, 2019 17:35

Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.47%

Investing.com – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms, Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.47% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS:ATCA), which rose 4.23% or 0.08 points to trade at 1.86 at the close. Philips Lighting NV (AS:LIGHT) added 4.06% or 0.87 points to end at 22.28 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS:RDSa) was up 1.38% or 0.375 points to 27.575 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which lost 2.06% or 1.840 points to trade at 87.660 in late trade. ABN AMRO Group NV (AS:ABNd) declined 1.77% or 0.38 points to end at 21.07 and Koninklijke KPN NV (AS:KPN) shed 1.42% or 0.039 points to 2.710.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 72 to 57 and 12 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 0.59% to 13.21 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.72% or 0.95 to $54.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.45% or 0.28 to hit $62.47 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.28% or 3.65 to trade at $1318.45 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.1436, while EUR/GBP rose 0.07% to 0.8759.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 95.560.

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