France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.13%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.13%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financials , Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.13% to hit a new 3-month high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ), which rose 1.10% or 1.20 points to trade at 110.60 at the close. Vinci SA (PA: SGEF ) added 0.97% or 0.80 points to end at 82.96 and Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ) was up 0.70% or 0.90 points to 128.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ), which lost 2.94% or 0.67 points to trade at 22.09 in late trade. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) declined 1.51% or 0.230 points to end at 15.020 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) shed 1.18% or 0.245 points to 20.605.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which rose 5.38% to 12.730, Eramet SA (PA: ERMT ) which was up 3.91% to settle at 54.50 and Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which gained 3.42% to close at 2.266.

The worst performers were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 4.55% to 1.029 in late trade, Ipsos (PA: ISOS ) which lost 3.64% to settle at 21.68 and Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which was down 3.03% to 63.900 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 291 to 257 and 104 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.24% to 13.59.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.10% or 1.35 to $1328.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.09% or 0.05 to hit $55.43 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.52% or 0.34 to trade at $65.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1373, while EUR/GBP fell 0.99% to 0.8586.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 96.047.

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