Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.30%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.30% – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Goods and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 1.30% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Signify NV (AS: LIGHT ), which rose 3.32% or 0.74 points to trade at 23.02 at the close. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) added 2.36% or 0.04 points to end at 1.90 and Unilever NV DRC (AS: UNc ) was up 2.34% or 1.11 points to 48.82 in late trade.

Biggest losers included WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ), which lost 1.07% or 1.66 points to trade at 154.20 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 0.17% or 0.035 points to end at 20.620 and Gemalto (AS: GTO ) gained 0.08% or 0.04 points to 50.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 96 to 32 and 11 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 3.88% to 12.70 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.28% or 0.70 to $53.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.51% or 0.32 to hit $62.19 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 0.85 to trade at $1318.45 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1409, while EUR/GBP rose 0.44% to 0.8810.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 95.805.

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