Investing.com – Belgium stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare, Media and Industrial Engineering sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 lost 0.52%.
The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were Argen-X (BR:ARGX), which rose 2.00% or 1.80 points to trade at 91.80 at the close. Meanwhile, Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG) added 0.76% or 0.700 points to end at 92.880 and UCB (BR:UCB) was up 0.58% or 0.44 points to 76.28 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were bpost NV (BR:BPOST), which fell 3.18% or 0.27 points to trade at 8.07 at the close. Ontex Group (BR:ONTEX) declined 2.69% or 0.48 points to end at 17.36 and Solvay SA (BR:SOLB) was down 2.26% or 2.16 points to 93.60.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 61 to 54 and 10 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.23% or 2.95 to $1279.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.07% or 0.04 to hit $54.23 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.21% or 0.13 to trade at $62.83 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1368, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8812.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 95.982.