Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.20%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Telecoms and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ), which rose 1.34% or 2.15 points to trade at 162.30 at the close. ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ) added 0.69% or 0.24 points to end at 34.96 and Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ) was up 0.66% or 0.20 points to 30.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wolters Kluwer (AS: WLSNc ), which lost 2.15% or 0.93 points to trade at 42.26 in late trade. Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) declined 1.82% or 1.480 points to end at 79.820 and Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ) shed 1.52% or 0.037 points to 2.400.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 69 to 51 and 13 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 7.61% to 16.10.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.81% or 0.51 to $63.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.67% or 0.45 to hit $68.09 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.73% or 9.80 to trade at $1337.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.2268, while EUR/GBP fell 0.45% to 0.8721.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 89.83.

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