Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Industrials and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX lost 1.27%.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were Koninklijke KPN NV (AS:KPN), which rose 0.94% or 0.024 points to trade at 2.569 at the close. Meanwhile, ABN AMRO Group NV (AS:ABNd) added 0.83% or 0.17 points to end at 20.70 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) was up 0.51% or 0.68 points to 133.30 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Randstad NV (AS:RAND), which fell 6.78% or 2.65 points to trade at 36.41 at the close. Koninklijke Philips NV (AS:PHG) declined 4.82% or 1.48 points to end at 29.10 and ASML Holding NV (AS:ASML) was down 4.16% or 5.72 points to 131.74.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 78 to 47 and 11 ended unchanged.
Shares in Randstad NV (AS:RAND) fell to 52-week lows; down 6.78% or 2.65 to 36.41. Shares in Koninklijke Philips NV (AS:PHG) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.82% or 1.48 to 29.10.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 1.14% to 21.43.
Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.67% or 0.31 to $46.85 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 1.06% or 0.58 to hit $55.49 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.65% or 8.40 to trade at $1292.50 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.55% to 1.1404, while EUR/GBP rose 0.31% to 0.9021.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.62% at 95.828.