Stock Market: BEL 20 rises for the sixth consecutive trading day

Stock Market: BEL 20 rises for the sixth consecutive trading day
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After a morning in the green on Monday, the BEL 20 index sank back into the red several times in the afternoon before rallying and confirming a sixth consecutive daily rise.

The BEL 20 gained 0.57%, closing on 3,866.09 points with 13 of its components up. arGEN-X (375.30) led with a gain of 2.51% ahead of D’Ieteren (167.40), which posted a 1.82% gain.

Elia (153.80) moved up by 1.25% while VGP (179.60) fell by 1.10%, joining Ageas (43.86) and Sofina (228.40) which fell by 1.06% and 1.04% respectively.

KBC (52.98) and AB InBev (53.22) ended the day with their shares worth 0.11% and 0.45% more than on Friday, with Galapagos (54.04) and UCB (73.42) up 1.24% and 0.38% respectively.

Solvay (86.68) lost 0.57% and Aperam (30.53) 0.75%. Umicore (36.39) rose by 0.66%. Orange Belgium (19.48) gained 4.9% while Lotus Bakeries (5,790) and Roularta (19.55) shot by 6% and 5.4% respectively and Deceuninck (2.70) gained 3.2%.

Unifiedpost (5.04) ended with a loss of 4% after gaining more than 7% in the morning. Ekopak (21.30) and Inclusio (16.85) were worth 3.6 and 4.6% more than on Friday. On the other hand, Brederode (105.80) and Econocom (3.23) dropped 2.2% and 1.2%.

Other companies posting gains were Oxurion (0.31, +5%), MDxHealth (0.82, +5.5%), Celyad (2.10, +2.4%) and Biotalys (7.32, 2.8%). Nyxoah (10.02) gave up 2.9%.

Around 4:30 p.m., the euro stood at $1.0191, against $1.0229 in the morning and $1.0266 on Friday. The ounce of gold lost $14.80, ending the day on $1,778.90 while bullion traded at around €56,120 euros, down €55.


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