France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.08%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.08% – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.08%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ), which rose 1.72% or 0.54 points to trade at 31.92 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 1.48% or 0.280 points to end at 19.250 and Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) was up 1.43% or 1.62 points to 114.58 in late trade.

Biggest losers included WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ), which lost 0.93% or 1.36 points to trade at 144.64 in late trade. Vinci SA (PA: SGEF ) declined 0.92% or 0.78 points to end at 84.04 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) shed 0.84% or 0.85 points to 100.70.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Spie SA (PA: SPIE ) which rose 8.60% to 15.280, Tarkett (PA: TKTT ) which was up 5.82% to settle at 18.54 and CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which gained 4.76% to close at 1.627.

The worst performers were Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which was down 2.62% to 104.00 in late trade, Rothschild & Co SCA (PA: ROTH ) which lost 2.11% to settle at 30.150 and Eutelsat Communications SA (PA: ETL ) which was down 1.77% to 16.66 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 293 to 265 and 106 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.26% to 13.19.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.72% or 9.25 to $1300.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.25% or 0.14 to hit $56.93 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.17% or 0.11 to trade at $66.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.47% to 1.1300, while EUR/GBP rose 1.05% to 0.8640.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 96.885.

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