Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.17%

15/04/2019 18:15:00 Stock Market

Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology, Financials and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.17%.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS:AD), which rose 2.01% or 0.440 points to trade at 22.370 at the close. Meanwhile, Koninklijke Philips NV (AS:PHG) added 1.35% or 0.47 points to end at 35.70 and ABN AMRO Group NV (AS:ABNd) was up 1.32% or 0.28 points to 21.48 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which fell 2.25% or 2.450 points to trade at 106.500 at the close. ASML Holding NV (AS:ASML) declined 0.93% or 1.66 points to end at 177.06 and Adyen NV (AS:ADYEN) was down 0.69% or 4.80 points to 689.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 92 to 43 and 7 ended unchanged.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 1.48% to 10.52 a new 6-months low.

Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.81% or 0.52 to $63.37 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.60% or 0.43 to hit $71.12 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.31% or 4.00 to trade at $1291.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1303, while EUR/GBP fell 0.19% to 0.8629.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 96.547.