Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.24%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Aegon NV (AS: AEGN ), which rose 1.51% or 0.078 points to trade at 5.244 at the close. NN Group NV (AS: NN ) added 1.03% or 0.38 points to end at 37.31 and ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ) was up 0.99% or 1.74 points to 177.38 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which lost 4.28% or 0.11 points to trade at 2.48 in late trade. Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) declined 2.33% or 0.86 points to end at 36.08 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) shed 2.17% or 3.92 points to 177.08.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 74 to 60 and 10 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 0.45% to 13.08.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.46% or 0.32 to $70.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.71% or 0.55 to hit $78.19 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.22% or 2.70 to trade at $1207.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1618, while EUR/GBP rose 0.75% to 0.9020.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 95.06.

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