Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.24%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Industrials , Healthcare and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which rose 2.03% or 1.680 points to trade at 84.340 at the close. Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ) added 1.54% or 0.034 points to end at 2.243 and Unilever NV DRC (AS: UNc ) was up 0.96% or 0.46 points to 48.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which lost 5.87% or 0.13 points to trade at 2.08 in late trade. Akzo Nobel (AS: AKZO ) declined 1.85% or 1.52 points to end at 80.68 and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ) shed 0.72% or 0.150 points to 20.705.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 66 to 64 and 10 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 7.00% to 13.90.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.21% or 0.14 to $67.61 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.47% or 0.36 to hit $77.19 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 0.80 to trade at $1201.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.42% to 1.1601, while EUR/GBP fell 0.42% to 0.8906.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 95.09.

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