France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.30%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.30% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index added 0.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 2.76% or 0.785 points to trade at 29.200 at the close. Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) added 1.47% or 0.35 points to end at 23.90 and Renault SA (PA: RENA ) was up 1.46% or 1.27 points to 88.47 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which lost 3.11% or 0.57 points to trade at 17.94 in late trade. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) declined 1.60% or 4.00 points to end at 245.50 and Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) shed 1.14% or 4.60 points to 397.20.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were ALD SA (PA: ALDA ) which rose 3.95% to 13.70, Neopost (PA: NPOS ) which was up 3.16% to settle at 24.84 and Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which gained 2.78% to close at 25.840.

The worst performers were Tarkett (PA: TKTT ) which was down 6.45% to 34.54 in late trade, Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) which lost 3.11% to settle at 17.94 and Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which was down 2.90% to 12.380 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 398 to 223 and 86 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 4.25% to 10.63.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.30% or 4.00 to $1318.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.07% or 0.04 to hit $61.48 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $67.61 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.49% to 1.1970, while EUR/GBP fell 0.37% to 0.8828.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 92.07.

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