France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.65%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.65%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Utilities , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.65%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.53%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Danone SA (PA: DANO ), which rose 2.18% or 1.56 points to trade at 72.96 at the close. Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) added 2.09% or 1.51 points to end at 73.75 and Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) was up 2.00% or 2.30 points to 117.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ), which lost 1.34% or 1.34 points to trade at 98.76 in late trade. AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) declined 1.27% or 0.28 points to end at 21.80 and Legrand SA (PA: LEGD ) shed 1.13% or 0.68 points to 59.46.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ipsen SA (PA: IPN ) which rose 3.84% to 111.00, Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA: STDM ) which was up 2.50% to settle at 127.20 and Lagardere SCA (PA: LAGA ) which gained 2.20% to close at 22.28.

The worst performers were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 8.70% to 0.876 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which lost 4.38% to settle at 17.260 and Eurofins Scientific SE (PA: EUFI ) which was down 4.22% to 390.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 299 to 265 and 96 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.38% to 16.38.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.09% or 14.35 to $1325.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.37% or 0.20 to hit $53.70 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.35% or 0.22 to trade at $61.77 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.44% to 1.1216, while EUR/GBP rose 0.36% to 0.8875.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 97.393.

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