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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.34%

Published 15/12/2018, 04:35 am
© Reuters.  Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.34%
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Investing.com – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms, Technology and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Koninklijke KPN NV (AS:KPN), which rose 2.34% or 0.060 points to trade at 2.624 at the close. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS:AD) added 1.39% or 0.310 points to end at 22.685 and Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS:VOPA) was up 0.60% or 0.25 points to 41.72 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which lost 2.40% or 2.300 points to trade at 93.580 in late trade. Aalberts Industries NV (AS:AALB) declined 2.33% or 0.69 points to end at 28.87 and Aegon NV (AS:AEGN) shed 1.56% or 0.068 points to 4.280.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 86 to 37 and 13 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 0.93% to 17.51.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 2.76% or 1.45 to $51.13 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 2.02% or 1.24 to hit $60.21 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.30% or 3.80 to trade at $1243.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.50% to 1.1304, while EUR/GBP rose 0.21% to 0.8992.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 97.458.

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