Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials, Technology and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 1.74%.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS:ATCA), which rose 4.13% or 0.08 points to trade at 2.07 at the close. Meanwhile, Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG) added 3.46% or 3.140 points to end at 94.020 and Koninklijke Philips NV (AS:PHG) was up 3.23% or 1.03 points to 33.03 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Gemalto (AS:GTO), which rose 0.04% or 0.02 points to trade at 50.78 at the close. Akzo Nobel NV (AS:AKZO) added 1.02% or 0.72 points to end at 71.38 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS:RDSa) was up 1.04% or 0.270 points to 26.140.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 108 to 22 and 9 ended unchanged.
Shares in Gemalto (AS:GTO) rose to 52-week highs; rising 0.04% or 0.02 to 50.78.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 6.30% to 18.37.
Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.91% or 0.47 to $52.12 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.08% or 0.65 to hit $60.85 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.21% or 2.60 to trade at $1249.80 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.41% to 1.1363, while EUR/GBP fell 0.81% to 0.8990.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 97.035.