Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.05%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Consumer Services and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Unilever NV DRC (AS: UNc ), which rose 0.73% or 0.36 points to trade at 49.52 at the close. Wolters Kluwer (AS: WLSNc ) added 0.70% or 0.38 points to end at 54.60 and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ) was up 0.53% or 0.110 points to 20.800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which lost 2.87% or 0.07 points to trade at 2.40 in late trade. Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS: VOPA ) declined 1.29% or 0.54 points to end at 41.21 and Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) shed 1.24% or 1.180 points to 93.900.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 63 to 62 and 13 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 0.16% to 13.31.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.19% or 0.13 to $67.33 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.26% or 0.19 to hit $72.80 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.29% or 3.50 to trade at $1202.40 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.61% to 1.1340, while EUR/GBP fell 0.21% to 0.8918.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 96.59.

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