Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.16%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.16%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Healthcare and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 1.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Randstad NV (AS: RAND ), which rose 2.45% or 1.05 points to trade at 43.89 at the close. Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ) added 1.68% or 0.35 points to end at 21.24 and Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) was up 1.05% or 0.980 points to 94.660 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Koninklijke Philips NV (AS: PHG ), which lost 8.69% or 3.02 points to trade at 31.73 in late trade. ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ) declined 3.47% or 1.40 points to end at 38.92 and Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) shed 1.60% or 0.04 points to 2.28.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 91 to 37 and 12 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 0.61% to 16.36.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.06% or 0.04 to $69.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.11% or 0.09 to hit $79.69 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.11% or 1.30 to trade at $1225.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.39% to 1.1469, while EUR/GBP rose 0.31% to 0.8844.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 95.75.

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