Benelux Stocks: Dockwise, Octoplus Shares Are Active in Amsterdam Trading

The Amsterdam Exchanges Index rose 2.33, or 0.7 percent to 336.87 at 10:00 a.m. local time, the first gain in five days. Belgium’s Bel20 Index increased 0.4 percent to 2,580.40.

The following were among the most active stocks in the Benelux markets today. Symbols are in parentheses.

Dockwise Ltd. (DOCKW NA) fell 1.1 percent to 18.48 euros, declining for a third day. The world’s biggest operator of ships that haul oil-rig parts and other heavy cargo said it secured full commitment for a $100 million rights offer to finance a new vessel.

Octoplus NV (OCTO NA) gained 4.4 percent to 1.19 euros, rising for a third day. The developer of a hepatitis C treatment signed a contract with an unidentified pharmaceutical company in the U.S. under which it will develop a controlled release formulation of an undisclosed compound using its drug delivery technology PolyActive.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jurjen van de Pol in Amsterdam at jvandepol@bloomberg.net.

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