Netherlands stocks lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.62%

Aug 10, 2018

Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Financials, Technology and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX lost 1.62%.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were Gemalto (AS:GTO), which rose 0.40% or 0.20 points to trade at 49.94 at the close. Meanwhile, Relx NV (AS:RELN) fell 0.24% or 0.045 points to end at 18.850 and Altice NV (AS:ATCA) was down 0.32% or 0.01 points to 2.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ING Groep NV (AS:INGA), which fell 4.31% or 0.546 points to trade at 12.124 at the close. ABN AMRO Group NV (AS:ABNd) declined 3.53% or 0.86 points to end at 23.51 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was down 2.86% or 0.785 points to 26.680.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 108 to 21 and 9 ended unchanged.

Shares in ING Groep NV (AS:INGA) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.31% or 0.546 to 12.124.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 22.87% to 12.35.

Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.29% or 0.86 to $67.67 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 1.22% or 0.88 to hit $72.95 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $1219.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 1.01% to 1.1412, while EUR/GBP fell 0.49% to 0.8942.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.71% at 96.14.