Belgium stocks higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.33%

Aug 03, 2018

Belgium stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms, Consumer Goods and Utilities sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 added 0.33%.

The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were Proximus NV (BR:PROX), which rose 2.55% or 0.53 points to trade at 21.35 at the close. Meanwhile, bpost NV (BR:BPOST) added 2.15% or 0.28 points to end at 13.32 and Telenet Group (BR:TNET) was up 1.68% or 0.74 points to 44.74 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which fell 2.52% or 2.320 points to trade at 89.900 at the close. Sofina (BR:SOF) declined 0.38% or 0.60 points to end at 157.40 and KBC (BR:KBC) was down 0.19% or 0.120 points to 64.180.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 61 to 43 and 23 ended unchanged.

Shares in KBC (BR:KBC) fell to 52-week lows; losing 0.19% or 0.120 to 64.180.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.28% or 3.40 to $1223.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.80% or 0.55 to hit $68.41 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.31% or 0.23 to trade at $73.22 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.1591, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8903.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 94.88.