Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.02%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.02%
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Investing.com – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials , Oil & Gas and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.02% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 2.25% or 0.665 points to trade at 30.225 at the close. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) added 1.61% or 0.12 points to end at 7.72 and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ) was up 1.21% or 0.234 points to 19.626 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ), which lost 1.44% or 0.037 points to trade at 2.536 in late trade. Relx NV (AS: RELN ) declined 1.21% or 0.220 points to end at 17.925 and Koninklijke Philips NV (AS: PHG ) shed 1.06% or 0.38 points to 35.15.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 62 to 54 and 13 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 1.01% to 10.64 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.50% or 0.36 to $71.00 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.17% or 0.13 to hit $77.34 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.05% or 0.70 to trade at $1321.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.35% to 1.1957, while EUR/GBP rose 0.06% to 0.8817.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 92.33.

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