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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.30%

Published 06/02/2019, 04:35 am
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Investing.com – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Consumer Goods and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 1.30% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Signify NV (AS:LIGHT), which rose 3.32% or 0.74 points to trade at 23.02 at the close. Altice NV (AS:ATCA) added 2.36% or 0.04 points to end at 1.90 and Unilever NV DRC (AS:UNc) was up 2.34% or 1.11 points to 48.82 in late trade.

Biggest losers included WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW), which lost 1.07% or 1.66 points to trade at 154.20 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) declined 0.17% or 0.035 points to end at 20.620 and Gemalto (AS:GTO) gained 0.08% or 0.04 points to 50.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 96 to 32 and 11 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 3.88% to 12.70 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.28% or 0.70 to $53.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.51% or 0.32 to hit $62.19 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 0.85 to trade at $1318.45 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1409, while EUR/GBP rose 0.44% to 0.8810.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 95.805.

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