Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.19%

Jul 31, 2018

Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financials, Basic Materials and Oil&Gas sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.19%.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS:ATCA), which rose 3.18% or 0.09 points to trade at 2.85 at the close. Meanwhile, Aegon NV (AS:AEGN) added 1.99% or 0.110 points to end at 5.642 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was up 1.49% or 0.405 points to 27.515 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Philips Lighting NV (AS:LIGHT), which fell 2.15% or 0.52 points to trade at 23.72 at the close. Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG) declined 1.85% or 1.780 points to end at 94.220 and Koninklijke KPN NV (AS:KPN) was down 1.16% or 0.029 points to 2.475.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 66 to 62 and 10 ended unchanged.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 0.78% to 11.37.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 1.50% or 1.05 to $69.08 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.87% or 0.66 to hit $74.89 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.43% or 5.30 to trade at $1226.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1707, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8916.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 94.24.