Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Financials, Technology Hardware&Equipment and Construction&Materials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 0.27%.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were Philips Lighting NV (AS:LIGHT), which rose 2.39% or 0.49 points to trade at 20.96 at the close. Meanwhile, Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS:RDSa) added 1.17% or 0.300 points to end at 25.955 and ASR Nederland NV (AS:ASRNL) was up 0.98% or 0.34 points to 34.92 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Randstad NV (AS:RAND), which fell 2.57% or 1.03 points to trade at 39.06 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) declined 2.44% or 0.442 points to end at 17.698 and Aalberts Industries NV (AS:AALB) was down 2.27% or 0.66 points to 28.39.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 80 to 52 and 9 ended unchanged.
Shares in ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) fell to 52-week lows; falling 2.44% or 0.442 to 17.698.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 0.69% to 21.67.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 4.01% or 1.82 to $47.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 3.53% or 1.90 to hit $55.70 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.52% or 6.60 to trade at $1287.90 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.98% to 1.1350, while EUR/GBP rose 0.24% to 0.9010.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.67% at 96.373.