Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.05%

Aug 06, 2018

Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Healthcare and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.05%.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which rose 4.72% or 4.240 points to trade at 94.140 at the close. Meanwhile, Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS:VOPA) added 1.04% or 0.43 points to end at 41.70 and Altice NV (AS:ATCA) was up 0.97% or 0.02 points to 2.39 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 1.84% or 0.510 points to trade at 27.230 at the close. ING Groep NV (AS:INGA) declined 1.46% or 0.188 points to end at 12.672 and Philips Lighting NV (AS:LIGHT) was down 0.58% or 0.14 points to 23.99.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 71 to 59 and 10 ended unchanged.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 0.51% to 11.74.

Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.59% or 1.09 to $69.58 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 1.22% or 0.89 to hit $74.10 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.47% or 5.70 to trade at $1217.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1558, while EUR/GBP rose 0.40% to 0.8933.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 95.18.