Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.41%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.41%

Investing.com – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Consumer Services and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Wolters Kluwer (AS: WLSNc ), which rose 2.73% or 1.42 points to trade at 53.42 at the close. Heineken (AS: HEIN ) added 2.30% or 2.00 points to end at 88.84 and Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ) was up 2.12% or 0.50 points to 24.13 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 2.52% or 2.320 points to trade at 89.900 in late trade. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) declined 1.74% or 0.04 points to end at 2.37 and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ) shed 1.19% or 0.260 points to 21.640.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 84 to 41 and 13 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 7.09% to 11.68.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.54% or 0.37 to $68.59 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.19% or 0.14 to hit $73.31 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 1.80 to trade at $1221.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.1566, while EUR/GBP fell 0.07% to 0.8895.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 95.04.

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