France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.75%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.75%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Oil & Gas and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.75% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.69%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which rose 7.14% or 8.90 points to trade at 133.50 at the close. Cap Gemini SA (PA: CAPP ) added 2.48% or 2.40 points to end at 99.10 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) was up 2.37% or 0.57 points to 24.63 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unibail Rodamco SE (AS: UNBP ), which lost 4.06% or 9.10 points to trade at 215.00 in late trade. Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) declined 1.47% or 0.70 points to end at 47.19 and Accor SA (PA: ACCP ) shed 1.33% or 0.56 points to 42.03.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Gemalto (AS: GTO ) which rose 34.57% to 45.60, Innate Pharma (PA: IPH ) which was up 9.13% to settle at 5.020 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which gained 7.14% to close at 133.50.

The worst performers were Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which was down 6.47% to 38.215 in late trade, Unibail Rodamco SE (AS: UNBP ) which lost 4.06% to settle at 215.00 and Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which was down 2.64% to 12.720 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 322 to 263 and 102 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.24% to 10.15.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.30% or 3.80 to $1243.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.31% or 0.76 to hit $57.23 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.58% or 1.02 to trade at $63.67 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.30% to 1.1734, while EUR/GBP fell 0.16% to 0.8807.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 94.10.

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