© Reuters. Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.60%

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the rose 0.60% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the were Unilever NV DRC (AS:), which rose 2.95% or 1.50 points to trade at 52.27 at the close. Meanwhile, ASML Holding NV (AS:) added 1.80% or 3.24 points to end at 183.22 and Relx PLC (AS:) was up 0.87% or 0.170 points to 19.685 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Adyen NV (AS:), which fell 2.59% or 17.80 points to trade at 670.00 at the close. Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS:) declined 1.97% or 0.86 points to end at 42.77 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) was down 1.15% or 0.245 points to 21.040.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 68 to 58 and 14 ended unchanged.

Shares in Unilever NV DRC (AS:) rose to all time highs; rising 2.95% or 1.50 to 52.27.

The , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 2.71% to 10.48 a new 6-months low.

Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.28% or 0.18 to $63.94 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.45% or 0.32 to hit $71.94 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 0.75 to trade at $1276.05 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.57% to 1.1230, while EUR/GBP fell 0.13% to 0.8645.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 97.127.

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