Belgium stocks lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.54%

© Reuters. Belgium stocks lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.54%© Reuters. Belgium stocks lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.54% – Belgium stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the fell 0.54%.

The best performers of the session on the were Galapagos NV (AS:), which rose 2.27% or 2.080 points to trade at 93.680 at the close. Meanwhile, Proximus NV (BR:) added 1.64% or 0.37 points to end at 22.96 and Engie SA (PA:) was up 0.47% or 0.06 points to 11.73 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Aperam SA (AS:), which fell 4.31% or 1.59 points to trade at 35.33 at the close. Solvay SA (BR:) declined 1.82% or 1.90 points to end at 102.55 and KBC (BR:) was down 1.80% or 1.160 points to 63.200.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 75 to 32 and 21 ended unchanged.

Shares in Aperam SA (AS:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.31% or 1.59 to 35.33. Shares in Solvay SA (BR:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.82% or 1.90 to 102.55.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.03% or 0.40 to $1230.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.99% or 0.68 to hit $69.33 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.05% or 0.83 to trade at $80.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.53% to 1.1515, while EUR/GBP rose 0.36% to 0.8830.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 95.43.

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