Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.24%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Basic Materials and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ), which rose 3.06% or 0.535 points to trade at 17.995 at the close. NN Group NV (AS: NN ) added 2.77% or 0.99 points to end at 36.90 and SBM Offshore NV (AS: SBMO ) was up 1.42% or 0.20 points to 13.94 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which lost 5.63% or 0.40 points to trade at 6.63 in late trade. Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) declined 1.37% or 1.020 points to end at 73.430 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) shed 1.32% or 0.340 points to 25.365.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 60 to 53 and 11 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 0.34% to 11.88.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.33% or 0.19 to $57.11 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.38% or 0.24 to hit $62.29 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.77% or 9.87 to trade at $1272.23 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.35% to 1.1888, while EUR/GBP fell 0.25% to 0.8814.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 93.05.

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