Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Telecoms and Oil&Gas sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.42% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were Koninklijke KPN NV (AS:KPN), which rose 6.25% or 0.158 points to trade at 2.687 at the close. Meanwhile, Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS:RDSa) added 3.77% or 0.981 points to end at 27.031 and Koninklijke Philips NV (AS:PHG) was up 3.45% or 1.15 points to 34.36 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Randstad NV (AS:RAND), which fell 3.44% or 1.50 points to trade at 42.11 at the close. Altice NV (AS:ATCA) declined 3.28% or 0.06 points to end at 1.78 and ING Groep NV (AS:INGA) was down 2.26% or 0.238 points to 10.312.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 67 to 64 and 9 ended unchanged.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 4.89% to 14.33.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.05% or 0.57 to $54.80 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.37% or 0.23 to hit $61.77 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.75% or 9.85 to trade at $1325.35 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.28% to 1.1444, while EUR/GBP fell 0.39% to 0.8716.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 95.295.