Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.40%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.40%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ), which rose 3.28% or 0.073 points to trade at 2.301 at the close. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ) added 2.55% or 0.488 points to end at 19.658 and Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ) was up 1.64% or 0.34 points to 21.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 1.33% or 1.140 points to trade at 84.740 in late trade. Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) declined 1.15% or 0.38 points to end at 32.53 and Aegon NV (AS: AEGN ) shed 1.05% or 0.056 points to 5.264.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 65 to 53 and 20 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 5.41% to 16.96.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.18% or 0.13 to $71.47 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $80.44 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.67% or 8.20 to trade at $1230.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1589, while EUR/GBP rose 0.11% to 0.8802.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 94.69.

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