Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.58%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.58%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Services , Consumer Goods and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 1.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which rose 2.65% or 0.06 points to trade at 2.44 at the close. NN Group NV (AS: NN ) added 1.56% or 0.60 points to end at 39.08 and ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ) was up 1.54% or 0.64 points to 42.18 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Relx PLC (AS: REL ), which lost 3.96% or 0.725 points to trade at 17.590 in late trade. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) declined 3.77% or 6.44 points to end at 164.18 and Wolters Kluwer (AS: WLSNc ) shed 3.61% or 1.94 points to 51.84.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 85 to 40 and 14 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 10.03% to 13.56.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 2.13% or 1.63 to $74.78 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 1.44% or 1.24 to hit $85.05 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.10 to trade at $1201.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.1506, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.8841.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 95.47.

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