Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Financials, Telecoms and Software&Computer Services sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.14%.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS:ATCA), which rose 3.77% or 0.07 points to trade at 1.98 at the close. Meanwhile, ABN AMRO Group NV (AS:ABNd) added 2.30% or 0.48 points to end at 21.32 and Wolters Kluwer (AS:WLSNc) was up 1.79% or 1.02 points to 57.98 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 1.22% or 0.250 points to trade at 20.210 at the close. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) declined 1.22% or 1.76 points to end at 142.00 and Koninklijke KPN NV (AS:KPN) was down 1.02% or 0.028 points to 2.712.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 66 to 59 and 14 ended unchanged.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 5.22% to 12.89.
Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.51% or 0.29 to $57.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.17% or 0.11 to hit $66.47 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.42% or 5.55 to trade at $1315.65 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1380, while EUR/GBP rose 0.41% to 0.8577.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 96.045.