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Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.30%

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Consumer Goods and Industrials

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Consumer Goods and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 1.30% to hit a new 3-months high.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were Signify NV (AS:LIGHT), which rose 3.32% or 0.74 points to trade at 23.02 at the close. Meanwhile, Altice NV (AS:ATCA) added 2.36% or 0.04 points to end at 1.90 and Unilever NV DRC (AS:UNc) was up 2.34% or 1.11 points to 48.82 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW), which fell 1.07% or 1.66 points to trade at 154.20 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) declined 0.17% or 0.035 points to end at 20.620 and Gemalto (AS:GTO) was up 0.08% or 0.04 points to 50.70.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 96 to 32 and 11 ended unchanged.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 3.88% to 12.70 a new 3-months low.

Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.26% or 0.69 to $53.87 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.50% or 0.31 to hit $62.20 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 0.85 to trade at $1318.45 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.21% to 1.1410, while EUR/GBP rose 0.46% to 0.8811.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 95.808.