Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms, Healthcare and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.87%.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which rose 4.02% or 0.805 points to trade at 20.820 at the close. Meanwhile, ASML Holding NV (AS:ASML) added 3.31% or 4.94 points to end at 154.04 and Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG) was up 3.00% or 2.680 points to 91.940 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Philips Lighting NV (AS:LIGHT), which fell 6.94% or 1.63 points to trade at 21.86 at the close. Heineken (AS:HEIN) declined 1.76% or 1.42 points to end at 79.40 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) was down 1.48% or 2.24 points to 149.60.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 90 to 38 and 8 ended unchanged.
Shares in WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) fell to 5-year lows; losing 1.48% or 2.24 to 149.60.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 7.09% to 15.45.
Crude oil for January delivery was up 2.96% or 1.51 to $52.44 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 2.61% or 1.55 to hit $61.01 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 1.03% or 12.60 to trade at $1238.60 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.34% to 1.1355, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.8908.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 96.845.