France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.66%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.66%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.66%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ), which rose 4.17% or 1.05 points to trade at 26.36 at the close. Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) added 2.70% or 0.286 points to end at 10.886 and Renault SA (PA: RENA ) was up 2.69% or 1.54 points to 58.73 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safran SA (PA: SAF ), which lost 1.67% or 2.00 points to trade at 117.55 in late trade. L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ) declined 0.79% or 1.80 points to end at 227.30 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) shed 0.44% or 0.64 points to 146.00.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which rose 5.00% to 23.100, Elis Services SA (PA: ELIS ) which was up 4.69% to settle at 14.30 and CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which gained 4.58% to close at 1.553.

The worst performers were Eurofins Scientific SE (PA: EUFI ) which was down 3.58% to 360.60 in late trade, Neopost SA (PA: NPOS ) which lost 3.54% to settle at 22.92 and CNP Assurances SA (PA: CNPP ) which was down 2.60% to 19.500 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 346 to 224 and 106 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 10.26% to 13.16.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.51% or 6.65 to $1292.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.30% or 0.73 to hit $56.80 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.28% or 0.84 to trade at $66.58 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.03% to 1.1241, while EUR/GBP fell 1.08% to 0.8538.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 97.148.

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