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Netherlands stocks lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.08%

Netherlands stocks lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.08%

AMSTERDAM: Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare, Telecoms and Consumer Goods sectors led shares lower. At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX lost 0.08%. The best performers of the session on the AEX were SBM Offshore NV (AS:SBMO), which rose 1.10% or 0.17 points to trade at 15.15 at the close. Meanwhile, Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS:AD) added 0.92% or 0.14 points to end at 15.41 and Altice NV (AS:ATCA) was up 0.80% or 0.14 points to 17.59 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Koninklijke KPN NV (AS:KPN), which fell 2.66% or 0.078 points to trade at 2.855 at the close. Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG) declined 1.62% or 1.370 points to end at 83.250 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was down 1.50% or 0.330 points to 21.655. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 64 to 63 and 11 ended unchanged. The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 3.66% to 10.15. Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.12% or 0.06 to $50.49 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.35% or 0.20 to hit $56.63 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.34% or 4.42 to trade at $1299.22 a troy ounce. EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1953, while EUR/GBP rose 0.53% to 0.8839. The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 91.91.