Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.26%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.26%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which rose 2.03% or 0.05 points to trade at 2.46 at the close. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ) added 1.40% or 0.290 points to end at 20.945 and Akzo Nobel (AS: AKZO ) was up 1.29% or 1.04 points to 81.76 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS: RDSa ), which lost 1.47% or 0.425 points to trade at 28.520 in late trade. Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS: VOPA ) declined 1.39% or 0.60 points to end at 42.49 and ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ) shed 0.89% or 1.65 points to 183.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 64 to 58 and 13 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 10.67% to 10.05 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $66.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $72.28 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.10 to trade at $1220.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.42% to 1.1561, while EUR/GBP fell 0.20% to 0.8994.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 95.24.

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