Belgium stocks lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.35%

Aug 06, 2018

Belgium stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology, Basic Materials and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 fell 0.35%.

The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which rose 4.72% or 4.240 points to trade at 94.140 at the close. Meanwhile, Sofina (BR:SOF) added 0.89% or 1.40 points to end at 158.80 and Etablissementen Fr Colruyt NV (BR:COLR) was up 0.54% or 0.28 points to 51.70 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were bpost NV (BR:BPOST), which fell 3.08% or 0.41 points to trade at 12.91 at the close. Telenet Group (BR:TNET) declined 1.52% or 0.68 points to end at 44.06 and ING Groep NV (AS:INGA) was down 1.46% or 0.188 points to 12.672.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 71 to 40 and 20 ended unchanged.

Shares in Sofina (BR:SOF) rose to all time highs; rising 0.89% or 1.40 to 158.80.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.38% or 4.60 to $1218.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.75% or 1.20 to hit $69.69 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.19% or 0.87 to trade at $74.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.1560, while EUR/GBP rose 0.39% to 0.8932.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 95.16.