Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.71%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.71%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Technology Hardware & Equipment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 1.71%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which rose 7.07% or 0.11 points to trade at 1.72 at the close. ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ) added 3.02% or 4.00 points to end at 136.62 and Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) was up 2.57% or 0.71 points to 28.33 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gemalto (AS: GTO ), which lost 0.12% or 0.06 points to trade at 50.62 in late trade. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ) added 0.62% or 0.135 points to end at 22.065 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) gained 0.65% or 0.86 points to 133.26.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 114 to 19 and 4 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 7.03% to 22.18.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.57% or 0.70 to $45.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.76% or 0.40 to hit $53.13 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1281.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1440, while EUR/GBP fell 0.39% to 0.9006.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 95.950.

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