France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.24%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.24% to hit a new 3-month high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 3.02% or 0.82 points to trade at 28.00 at the close. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) added 2.74% or 0.61 points to end at 22.89 and Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) was up 2.70% or 13.40 points to 509.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Total SA (PA: TOTF ), which lost 1.40% or 0.73 points to trade at 51.54 in late trade. Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) declined 1.37% or 0.45 points to end at 32.33 and Vinci SA (PA: SGEF ) shed 1.01% or 0.88 points to 85.88.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which rose 5.01% to 41.92, Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (PA: PLOF ) which was up 3.57% to settle at 25.51 and JC Decaux SA (PA: JCDX ) which gained 3.07% to close at 27.50.

The worst performers were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 3.02% to 1.187 in late trade, ICADE (PA: ICAD ) which lost 2.79% to settle at 74.90 and Korian Medica SA (PA: KORI ) which was down 1.86% to 35.840 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 318 to 240 and 104 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.94% to 13.03.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.40% or 5.15 to $1306.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $59.36 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.28% or 0.19 to trade at $67.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.15% to 1.1354, while EUR/GBP rose 0.05% to 0.8554.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 95.825.

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