Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.82%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.82%
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Investing.com – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Oil & Gas and Software & Computer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 0.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which rose 1.30% or 1.160 points to trade at 90.560 at the close. Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ) added 0.99% or 0.025 points to end at 2.546 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) was up 0.94% or 1.44 points to 154.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS: RDSa ), which lost 2.00% or 0.520 points to trade at 25.490 in late trade. ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ) declined 1.56% or 0.58 points to end at 36.62 and ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ) shed 1.22% or 0.130 points to 10.514.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 89 to 41 and 9 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 7.85% to 15.52.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 3.71% or 1.99 to $51.70 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 3.13% or 1.93 to hit $59.66 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.37% or 4.85 to trade at $1302.95 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.24% to 1.1440, while EUR/GBP rose 0.47% to 0.8685.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 95.347.

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