March 11 (Bloomberg) -- The Netherlands’ benchmark AEX-Index dropped 3.07, or 0.9 percent, to 359.07 at the 5:30 p.m. close in Amsterdam, extending this week’s decline to 2.4 percent. Belgium’s Bel20 Index retreated 0.5 percent to 2,652.11 today.
The following are among the most active stocks in the Benelux markets today. Symbols are in parentheses.
Aegon NV (AGN NA), the Dutch owner of U.S. insurer Transamerica Corp., slipped 2.7 percent to 5.35 euros, the lowest price in six weeks, as insurance stocks in Europe fell after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Japan, causing a seven-meter-tall tsunami that flooded towns north of Tokyo.
Royal Vopak NV (VPK NA) plunged 5.6 percent to 32.83 euros, the largest decline since 2008. The world’s largest chemical and oil storage company reported full-year net income of 270 million euros ($374.7 million), missing the 277 million-euro average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
SBM Offshore NV (SBMO NA), the world’s largest supplier of floating oil and gas rigs, retreated 1.1 percent to 18.52 euros. Fugro NV (FUR NA), the world’s biggest surveyor of deepwater oil fields, dropped 1.1 percent to 57.96 euros.
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