Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.11%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.11%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Industrials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 1.11% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Randstad NV (AS: RAND ), which rose 0.88% or 0.40 points to trade at 45.77 at the close. Unilever NV DRC (AS: UNc ) fell 0.02% or 0.01 points to end at 46.72 and Gemalto (AS: GTO ) was down 0.12% or 0.06 points to 50.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 3.52% or 3.200 points to trade at 87.800 in late trade. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) declined 3.23% or 0.08 points to end at 2.37 and Koninklijke DSM NV (AS: DSMN ) shed 3.12% or 2.74 points to 84.98.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 99 to 28 and 11 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 6.48% to 15.03 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.69% or 0.51 to $73.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.99% or 0.83 to hit $83.33 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 1.33% or 16.00 to trade at $1189.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.40% to 1.1478, while EUR/GBP rose 0.07% to 0.8785.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 95.52.

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