Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.25%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.25%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which rose 4.29% or 0.10 points to trade at 2.38 at the close. Relx PLC (AS: REL ) added 1.56% or 0.275 points to end at 17.870 and Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ) was up 1.26% or 0.029 points to 2.339 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Randstad NV (AS: RAND ), which lost 2.56% or 1.20 points to trade at 45.71 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 1.02% or 0.280 points to end at 27.040 and Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) shed 0.74% or 0.27 points to 36.30.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 67 to 53 and 15 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 0.35% to 11.58.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.64% or 0.46 to $72.03 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.51% or 0.41 to hit $81.20 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.95% or 11.40 to trade at $1187.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.53% to 1.1678, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.8912.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.54% at 94.39.

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