Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.99%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.99%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.99%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ), which rose 5.75% or 0.137 points to trade at 2.520 at the close. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) added 5.52% or 0.09 points to end at 1.64 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS: RDSa ) was up 2.69% or 0.700 points to 26.700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unilever NV DRC (AS: UNc ), which lost 1.05% or 0.52 points to trade at 48.41 in late trade. Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) declined 0.97% or 0.860 points to end at 88.040 and Koninklijke Philips NV (AS: PHG ) shed 0.63% or 0.21 points to 33.19.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 87 to 38 and 9 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 3.61% to 16.82.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 2.48% or 1.25 to $51.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 2.71% or 1.60 to hit $60.64 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.20 to trade at $1228.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1341, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8845.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 96.885.

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