The BEL 20 and its European neighbours end the week in the black

The BEL 20 and its European neighbours end the week in the black
Credit: Belga

While Wall Street had mixed results, the BEL 20 and other European indices ended the week in the black, with the Belgian benchmark index finally regaining 1.45% at 3,651.97 points after losing 2% in three consecutive sessions.

KBC (52.46) led the recovery, gaining 3.80%, followed by D’Ieteren (174.30), which went up by 2.89%, with Ageas (37.81) and AB InBev (53.58) appreciating by 0.64% and 1.15% respectively.

Solvay (98.86) and UCB (74.26) went up by 1.92 and 1.73% respectively, arGEN-X (356.10) narrowly gained 0.03% while the only stock in the red was Galapagos (39.46), which gave up 0.38%.

Ackermans (148.40) and Sofina (225.80) were up 2.13% and 2.17% respectively on Thursday. Colruyt (25.97) and Proximus (10.69) were up by 0.46% and 1.71%, while Aperam (28.73) and Umicore (34.12) gained 0.49% and 1.25% respectively.

Heavy losses outside the index

Outside the index, Oxurion (0.102) lost 7.7%, while Biosenic (0.15) and Biocartis (1.05) lost 4.3% and 5.9% respectively, and IBA (14.38) was down 3.3%.

Inclusio (14.75) and DEME (113.30) were down 5.7% and 2.5%, Greenyard (7.01) lost 3% and Nyrstar (0.19) fell by 9.5%.

KBC Ancora (38.56) was up 4.3%, Tessenderlo (31.65) gained 4.8% and Picanol (72.60) appreciated by 2.2%.

At around 4.30 pm, the euro was at $1.0356, compared to $1.0390 in the morning and $1.0340 the day before.

The ounce of gold dropped by $4.35 to $1,755.80 and the ingot was trading at around €54,505, down €220.


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