Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.52%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.52%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were NN Group NV (AS: NN ), which rose 2.18% or 0.77 points to trade at 36.03 at the close. Koninklijke DSM NV (AS: DSMN ) added 1.84% or 1.60 points to end at 88.58 and Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) was up 1.73% or 1.420 points to 83.720 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which lost 2.53% or 0.08 points to trade at 3.24 in late trade. Randstad Holding NV (AS: RAND ) declined 1.22% or 0.62 points to end at 50.22 and Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ) shed 0.98% or 0.22 points to 22.28.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 77 to 47 and 11 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 7.44% to 11.55.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.16% or 0.12 to $73.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.91% or 0.71 to hit $78.78 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.27% or 3.40 to trade at $1256.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.1736, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8855.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 93.94.

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