Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology, Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 0.53%.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS:ATCA), which rose 3.19% or 0.06 points to trade at 1.91 at the close. Meanwhile, ING Groep NV (AS:INGA) added 1.80% or 0.204 points to end at 11.554 and ABN AMRO Group NV (AS:ABNd) was up 1.31% or 0.27 points to 20.84 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Unilever NV DRC (AS:UNc), which fell 2.60% or 1.26 points to trade at 47.38 at the close. Signify NV (AS:LIGHT) declined 1.76% or 0.42 points to end at 23.38 and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS:AD) was down 1.40% or 0.320 points to 22.600.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 71 to 54 and 12 ended unchanged.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 4.50% to 13.60.
Crude oil for April delivery was up 3.21% or 1.78 to $57.28 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 2.19% or 1.43 to hit $66.79 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.57% or 7.55 to trade at $1320.95 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.08% to 1.1376, while EUR/GBP fell 0.62% to 0.8546.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 96.005.