Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Media, Construction&Materials and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher. At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.22%. The best performers of the session on the AEX were KPN Kon (AMS:KPN), which rose 2.03% or 0.062 points to trade at 3.119 at the close. Meanwhile, Wolters Kluwer (AMS:WLSNc) added 2.02% or 0.61 points to end at 31.11 and Reed Elsevier (AMS:ELSN) was up 1.78% or 0.415 points to 23.685 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Altice SA (AMS:ATCE), which fell 1.61% or 1.60 points to trade at 97.95 at the close. Royal Dutch Shell A (AMS:RDSa) declined 1.17% or 0.34 points to end at 28.36 and Randstad (AMS:RAND) was down 0.49% or 0.28 points to 56.35. Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 176 to 82 and 9 ended unchanged. Shares in KPN Kon (AMS:KPN) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.03% or 0.062 to 3.119. Shares in Wolters Kluwer (AMS:WLSNc) rose to 5-year highs; rising 2.02% or 0.61 to 31.11. Shares in Reed Elsevier (AMS:ELSN) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.78% or 0.415 to 23.685. The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 7.94% to 16.36. Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.53% or 0.25 to $47.20 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 1.15% or 0.65 to hit $55.27 a barrel, while the April Gold contract rose 0.31% or 3.70 to trade at $1191.40 a troy ounce. EUR/USD was down 0.24% to 1.0919, while EUR/GBP rose 0.35% to 0.7346. The US Dollar Index was up 0.23% at 97.42.