France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.52%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.52%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Foods & Drugs , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.52% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index added 0.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which rose 4.10% or 0.640 points to trade at 16.240 at the close. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) added 2.48% or 0.56 points to end at 23.16 and Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) was up 2.28% or 0.240 points to 10.785 in late trade.

Biggest losers included EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ), which lost 1.00% or 1.15 points to trade at 113.60 in late trade. Renault SA (PA: RENA ) declined 0.76% or 0.42 points to end at 54.87 and Thales (PA: TCFP ) shed 0.69% or 0.75 points to 107.90.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which rose 7.76% to 2.723, CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was up 7.47% to settle at 1.776 and DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which gained 4.47% to close at 15.430.

The worst performers were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which was down 2.90% to 27.77 in late trade, Dassault Aviation SA (PA: AVMD ) which lost 2.61% to settle at 1231.00 and Ipsos (PA: ISOS ) which was down 2.16% to 22.70 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 351 to 232 and 82 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 12.02% to 12.18 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.72% or 24.35 to $1389.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.29% or 0.17 to hit $58.64 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $64.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.65% to 1.1295, while EUR/GBP fell 0.21% to 0.8939.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.71% at 96.347.

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