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Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.04%

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology, Industrials and Basic Materials

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

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.04% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were Philips Lighting NV (AS:LIGHT), which rose 2.34% or 0.49 points to trade at 21.46 at the close. Meanwhile, Akzo Nobel NV (AS:AKZO) added 1.22% or 0.90 points to end at 74.58 and Wolters Kluwer (AS:WLSNc) was up 0.86% or 0.46 points to 53.82 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Koninklijke KPN NV (AS:KPN), which fell 1.35% or 0.034 points to trade at 2.491 at the close. Aalberts Industries NV (AS:AALB) declined 0.96% or 0.29 points to end at 29.98 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was down 0.81% or 0.162 points to 19.848.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 65 to 56 and 19 ended unchanged.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 6.87% to 15.18.

Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.02% or 0.01 to $54.20 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.16% or 0.10 to hit $62.80 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.25% or 3.15 to trade at $1279.45 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1369, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8815.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 95.982.