Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.20%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials , Healthcare and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Koninklijke DSM NV (AS: DSMN ), which rose 3.48% or 2.74 points to trade at 81.38 at the close. Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) added 3.30% or 1.07 points to end at 33.46 and Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) was up 3.14% or 0.07 points to 2.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which lost 1.97% or 0.44 points to trade at 21.89 in late trade. Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ) declined 1.18% or 0.028 points to end at 2.336 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS: RDSa ) shed 0.87% or 0.240 points to 27.365.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 88 to 41 and 8 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 0.09% to 16.64.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.72% or 0.46 to $63.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.15% or 0.11 to hit $72.78 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 2.40 to trade at $1233.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1382, while EUR/GBP rose 0.11% to 0.8779.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.33.

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