Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.41%

Aug 03, 2018

Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Goods, Consumer Services and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.41%.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were Wolters Kluwer (AS:WLSNc), which rose 2.73% or 1.42 points to trade at 53.42 at the close. Meanwhile, Heineken (AS:HEIN) added 2.30% or 2.00 points to end at 88.84 and Philips Lighting NV (AS:LIGHT) was up 2.12% or 0.50 points to 24.13 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. Altice NV (AS:ATCA) declined 1.74% or 0.04 points to end at 2.37 and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS:AD) was down 1.19% or 0.260 points to 21.640.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 84 to 41 and 13 ended unchanged.

Shares in Wolters Kluwer (AS:WLSNc) rose to all time highs; up 2.73% or 1.42 to 53.42.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 7.09% to 11.68.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.54% or 0.37 to $68.59 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.19% or 0.14 to hit $73.31 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 1.80 to trade at $1221.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.17% to 1.1565, while EUR/GBP fell 0.07% to 0.8895.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 95.04.