France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.43%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.43%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials , Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.43%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 1.98% or 0.555 points to trade at 28.600 at the close. BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) added 1.82% or 0.98 points to end at 54.68 and Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) was up 1.60% or 0.190 points to 12.080 in late trade.

Biggest losers included WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ), which lost 1.30% or 2.50 points to trade at 189.60 in late trade. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) declined 0.86% or 1.00 points to end at 115.45 and Renault SA (PA: RENA ) shed 0.71% or 0.59 points to 82.91.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eutelsat Communications (PA: ETL ) which rose 3.06% to 17.86, Natixis (PA: CNAT ) which was up 2.64% to settle at 6.446 and Wendel (PA: MWDP ) which gained 2.24% to close at 118.80.

The worst performers were Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was down 7.04% to 128.00 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which lost 4.02% to settle at 33.440 and Bollore SA (PA: BOLL ) which was down 2.89% to 4.032 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 335 to 242 and 92 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 5.25% to 12.26.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.15% or 1.90 to $1304.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.49% or 0.32 to hit $66.06 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.07% or 0.05 to trade at $76.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1785, while EUR/GBP rose 0.38% to 0.8811.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 93.58.

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