Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.79%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.79%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX lost 0.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Randstad Holding NV (AS: RAND ), which rose 2.72% or 1.49 points to trade at 56.39 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 2.16% or 0.580 points to end at 27.370 and Heineken (AS: HEIN ) was up 0.80% or 0.66 points to 82.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which lost 3.64% or 0.28 points to trade at 7.51 in late trade. Relx NV (AS: RELN ) declined 2.55% or 0.425 points to end at 16.225 and Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) shed 1.86% or 1.720 points to 90.980.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 79 to 36 and 11 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 9.49% to 22.15.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.34% or 0.20 to $59.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $62.55 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 3.50 to trade at $1329.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.53% to 1.2357, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.8903.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.50% at 89.56.

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