Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.51%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.51%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 1.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which rose 3.66% or 0.77 points to trade at 21.82 at the close. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) added 3.55% or 0.08 points to end at 2.45 and ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ) was up 3.21% or 4.82 points to 155.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ), which lost 0.46% or 0.090 points to trade at 19.568 in late trade. Gemalto (AS: GTO ) unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 points to end at 50.10 and ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ) gained 0.30% or 0.032 points to 10.830.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 92 to 33 and 11 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 10.48% to 15.18.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.15% or 0.11 to $71.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.20% or 0.16 to hit $80.94 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.13% or 1.60 to trade at $1231.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1584, while EUR/GBP fell 0.18% to 0.8787.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 94.72.

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