Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.70%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.70%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Healthcare , Financials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 0.70%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which rose 2.53% or 2.260 points to trade at 91.600 at the close. Heineken (AS: HEIN ) added 2.27% or 1.74 points to end at 78.50 and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ) was up 2.18% or 0.424 points to 19.906 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ), which lost 3.16% or 5.06 points to trade at 155.32 in late trade. Akzo Nobel (AS: AKZO ) declined 2.37% or 1.80 points to end at 74.20 and ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ) shed 1.69% or 0.182 points to 10.602.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 75 to 49 and 15 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.75.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.56% or 0.39 to $69.36 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.41% or 0.33 to hit $79.72 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 3.80 to trade at $1231.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.26% to 1.1472, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.8790.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 95.56.

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