Wednesday, October 13, 2021 3:59 PM
AMSTERDAM (ANP) – The AEX index of the stock exchange in Amsterdam closed with a profit on Wednesday, helped by nice pluses for the chip funds ASML, ASMI and Besi and payment company Adyen. Meal delivery company Just Eat Takeaway, the parent company of Thuisbezorgd.nl, fell after the publication of figures on turnover in the third quarter, which did not go down well with investors on the Damrak.
The AEX is 0.7 percent higher at 777.52 points. The MidKap climbed 0.1 percent to 1055.36 points. London, Frankfurt and Paris recorded price gains of up to 0.8 percent.
Chip supplier ASMI was the frontrunner among the main funds on Beursplein 5 with a profit of 4 percent. Industry peers ASML and Besi advanced up to 2.4 percent. Payment services provider Adyen, lighting company Signify and chemicals distributor IMCD also topped the list with pluses of up to 3.5 percent. The largest decliner was insurer Aegon with a minus of 2.9 percent.
Just East takeaway
Just Eat Takeaway was down 1.7 percent in the main index. It processed 266 million orders last quarter. That is 25 percent more than a year ago, but less than in the second quarter of 2021. According to CEO Jitse Groen, growth has remained strong, even though most of the world is living before the corona pandemic.
Biotechnologist Galapagos excelled in the MidKap with an increase of 8.5 percent. The supplier to a pharmacies and hospitals Fagron fell 0.6 percent in the financial funds after the publication of figures. Maritime oil service provider SBM Offshore had a bad day and was behind with a loss of 5.6 percent.
Envipco rose more than 9 percent in the local funds. The producer of deposit systems is going to place hundreds of machines at supermarkets in the US state of Connecticut. Investor HAL gained 0.3 percent. Investors processed the news that Coolblue has its IPO on the markets until further notice. The webshop, of which HAL owns 49 percent, actually wanted to go to the stock exchange in Amsterdam this month.
SAP won 3.9 percent in Frankfurt. The German software company increased its requirements. In Paris, the results of luxury goods group LVMH (plus 3.2 percent) were appreciated.
The euro was worth USD 1.1576, against USD 1.1533 a day earlier. A barrel of US oil was flat at $80.61. Brent oil fell 0.2 percent to $83.28 per VAT.