Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.87%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.87% – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Healthcare and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 4.02% or 0.805 points to trade at 20.820 at the close. ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ) added 3.31% or 4.94 points to end at 154.04 and Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) was up 3.00% or 2.680 points to 91.940 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which lost 6.94% or 1.63 points to trade at 21.86 in late trade. Heineken (AS: HEIN ) declined 1.76% or 1.42 points to end at 79.40 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) shed 1.48% or 2.24 points to 149.60.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 90 to 38 and 8 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 7.09% to 15.45.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 2.95% or 1.50 to $52.43 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 2.56% or 1.52 to hit $60.98 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 1.03% or 12.60 to trade at $1238.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.34% to 1.1356, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.8908.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 96.835.

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