Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Financials, Consumer Services and Software&Computer Services sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX lost 0.39%.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were Koninklijke DSM NV (AS:DSMN), which rose 8.85% or 7.48 points to trade at 92.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Akzo Nobel NV (AS:AKZO) added 1.71% or 1.32 points to end at 78.45 and Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS:VOPA) was up 1.63% or 0.70 points to 43.64 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW), which fell 5.38% or 8.16 points to trade at 143.42 at the close. Aegon NV (AS:AEGN) declined 4.80% or 0.221 points to end at 4.384 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was down 2.22% or 0.442 points to 19.490.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 64 to 63 and 9 ended unchanged.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 7.31% to 14.53.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.87% or 0.47 to $54.37 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.26% or 0.80 to hit $64.41 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.04% or 0.55 to trade at $1314.55 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.1288, while EUR/GBP rose 0.58% to 0.8815.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 96.898.