Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology, Industrials and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.37%.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were Heineken (AS:HEIN), which rose 6.00% or 4.88 points to trade at 86.24 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) added 3.69% or 0.710 points to end at 19.932 and Akzo Nobel NV (AS:AKZO) was up 3.27% or 2.44 points to 77.13 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were ABN AMRO Group NV (AS:ABNd), which fell 7.72% or 1.69 points to trade at 20.21 at the close. Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS:VOPA) declined 2.41% or 1.06 points to end at 42.94 and Koninklijke DSM NV (AS:DSMN) was down 1.51% or 1.30 points to 84.52.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 76 to 51 and 10 ended unchanged.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 0.30% to 13.54.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 2.13% or 1.13 to $54.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 2.05% or 1.28 to hit $63.70 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 0.75 to trade at $1314.75 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.43% to 1.1275, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8771.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 96.895.