Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Financials and Industrials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.00% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS:ATCA), which rose 4.54% or 0.08 points to trade at 1.89 at the close. Meanwhile, Akzo Nobel NV (AS:AKZO) added 2.98% or 2.42 points to end at 83.50 and Koninklijke DSM NV (AS:DSMN) was up 2.10% or 1.98 points to 96.38 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Relx PLC (AS:REL), which fell 1.45% or 0.285 points to trade at 19.310 at the close. ASR Nederland NV (AS:ASRNL) declined 1.26% or 0.48 points to end at 37.74 and Randstad NV (AS:RAND) was down 1.11% or 0.52 points to 46.30.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 76 to 44 and 14 ended unchanged.
Shares in Akzo Nobel NV (AS:AKZO) rose to all time highs; rising 2.98% or 2.42 to 83.50. Shares in Koninklijke DSM NV (AS:DSMN) rose to all time highs; rising 2.10% or 1.98 to 96.38.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 2.40% to 13.61.
Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.88% or 0.49 to $56.47 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.33% or 0.22 to hit $66.47 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 2.00 to trade at $1329.70 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.16% to 1.1312, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8749.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 96.620.