Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology, Industrials and Technology Hardware&Equipment sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 1.71%.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS:ATCA), which rose 7.07% or 0.11 points to trade at 1.72 at the close. Meanwhile, ASML Holding NV (AS:ASML) added 3.02% or 4.00 points to end at 136.62 and Aalberts Industries NV (AS:AALB) was up 2.57% or 0.71 points to 28.33 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Gemalto (AS:GTO), which fell 0.12% or 0.06 points to trade at 50.62 at the close. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS:AD) added 0.62% or 0.135 points to end at 22.065 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) was up 0.65% or 0.86 points to 133.26.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 114 to 19 and 4 ended unchanged.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 7.03% to 22.18.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.57% or 0.70 to $45.31 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.76% or 0.40 to hit $53.13 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1281.70 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1440, while EUR/GBP fell 0.39% to 0.9006.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 95.947.