Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrials, Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.10% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were Relx PLC (AS:REL), which rose 4.80% or 0.930 points to trade at 20.300 at the close. Meanwhile, Wolters Kluwer (AS:WLSNc) added 2.91% or 1.64 points to end at 58.02 and Koninklijke KPN NV (AS:KPN) was up 0.73% or 0.020 points to 2.750 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which fell 3.30% or 2.980 points to trade at 87.220 at the close. Altice NV (AS:ATCA) declined 2.69% or 0.05 points to end at 1.81 and ABN AMRO Group NV (AS:ABNd) was down 1.83% or 0.38 points to 20.35.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 72 to 51 and 15 ended unchanged.
Shares in Relx PLC (AS:REL) rose to 5-year highs; up 4.80% or 0.930 to 20.300. Shares in Wolters Kluwer (AS:WLSNc) rose to all time highs; gaining 2.91% or 1.64 to 58.02.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 1.07% to 13.20.
Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.56% or 0.32 to $56.84 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.36% or 0.24 to hit $66.84 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.42% or 19.15 to trade at $1328.75 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.1329, while EUR/GBP rose 0.05% to 0.8689.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 96.498.