Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.77%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.77%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Healthcare and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.77%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Aegon NV (AS: AEGN ), which rose 4.00% or 0.222 points to trade at 5.776 at the close. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS: RDSa ) added 2.52% or 0.730 points to end at 29.680 and Koninklijke Philips NV (AS: PHG ) was up 1.78% or 0.69 points to 39.53 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which lost 5.02% or 1.23 points to trade at 23.26 in late trade. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) declined 1.62% or 0.04 points to end at 2.25 and Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) shed 0.84% or 0.31 points to 36.57.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 74 to 56 and 11 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 4.76% to 11.70.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $72.08 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.79% or 0.64 to hit $81.17 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.16% or 1.90 to trade at $1206.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.1772, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.8942.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 93.69.

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