Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.31%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.31% – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 0.31% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which rose 1.92% or 1.620 points to trade at 85.880 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 1.69% or 0.410 points to end at 24.610 and Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) was up 1.56% or 0.04 points to 2.34 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ), which lost 4.01% or 0.093 points to trade at 2.228 in late trade. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) declined 2.74% or 4.42 points to end at 156.80 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS: RDSa ) shed 0.62% or 0.175 points to 28.200.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 75 to 55 and 8 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 3.12% to 17.93.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.08% or 0.06 to $71.03 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.57% or 0.46 to hit $79.80 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.42% or 5.10 to trade at $1222.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.30% to 1.1558, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8784.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 94.93.

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