France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.18%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.18%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Industrials , Technology and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.18% to hit a new 5-year high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ), which rose 3.59% or 3.04 points to trade at 87.75 at the close. Safran SA (PA: SAF ) added 1.89% or 1.68 points to end at 90.43 and Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) was up 1.75% or 0.96 points to 55.96 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ), which lost 2.67% or 1.84 points to trade at 67.04 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 2.03% or 0.510 points to end at 24.615 and Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) shed 1.54% or 0.235 points to 14.980.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Nexans (PA: NEXS ) which rose 5.03% to 56.20, Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) which was up 3.59% to settle at 87.75 and Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which gained 3.05% to close at 3.042.

The worst performers were Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which was down 4.07% to 537.00 in late trade, Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which lost 3.63% to settle at 12.210 and BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) which was down 2.67% to 67.04 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 312 to 282 and 93 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 6.21% to 11.31.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.49% or 6.28 to $1271.42 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.44% or 0.24 to hit $54.39 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.58% or 0.35 to trade at $60.94 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1652, while EUR/GBP fell 0.46% to 0.8780.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 94.45.

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