Netherlands stocks lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.26%

Aug 09, 2018

Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil&Gas, Technology and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 0.26%.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS:ATCA), which rose 2.03% or 0.05 points to trade at 2.46 at the close. Meanwhile, Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS:AD) added 1.40% or 0.290 points to end at 20.945 and Akzo Nobel (AS:AKZO) was up 1.29% or 1.04 points to 81.76 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS:RDSa), which fell 1.47% or 0.425 points to trade at 28.520 at the close. Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS:VOPA) declined 1.39% or 0.60 points to end at 42.49 and ASML Holding NV (AS:ASML) was down 0.89% or 1.65 points to 183.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 64 to 58 and 13 ended unchanged.

Shares in Akzo Nobel (AS:AKZO) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 1.29% or 1.04 to 81.76.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 10.67% to 10.05 a new 6-months low.

Crude oil for September delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $66.94 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $72.29 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.10 to trade at $1220.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.42% to 1.1561, while EUR/GBP fell 0.20% to 0.8994.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 95.24.