Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.05%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Industrials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which rose 3.86% or 3.260 points to trade at 87.760 at the close. Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS: VOPA ) added 2.61% or 1.08 points to end at 42.49 and ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ) was up 2.50% or 3.34 points to 137.04 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Heineken (AS: HEIN ), which lost 2.55% or 1.98 points to trade at 75.76 in late trade. ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ) declined 2.07% or 0.74 points to end at 35.02 and Koninklijke Philips NV (AS: PHG ) shed 1.41% or 0.42 points to 29.65.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 93 to 36 and 9 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 1.19% to 18.79.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 2.73% or 1.31 to $49.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 2.05% or 1.17 to hit $58.23 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.28% or 3.55 to trade at $1289.35 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.64% to 1.1466, while EUR/GBP rose 0.34% to 0.8979.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.47% at 95.297.

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