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Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 2.42%

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Technology and Software&Computer Services

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Technology and Software&Computer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 2.42%.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS:ATCA), which rose 10.52% or 0.18 points to trade at 1.84 at the close. Meanwhile, Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG) added 6.61% or 5.240 points to end at 84.500 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was up 6.58% or 1.140 points to 18.460 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Gemalto (AS:GTO), which rose 0.04% or 0.02 points to trade at 50.72 at the close. Koninklijke KPN NV (AS:KPN) added 0.54% or 0.014 points to end at 2.583 and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS:AD) was up 0.84% or 0.185 points to 22.340.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 113 to 18 and 7 ended unchanged.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 11.28% to 19.01.

Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.74% or 0.82 to $47.91 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 1.88% or 1.05 to hit $57.00 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.61% or 7.85 to trade at $1286.95 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1401, while EUR/GBP fell 0.64% to 0.8961.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 95.752.