France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.76%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.76%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.76% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.77%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Unibail Rodamco SE (AS: UNBP ), which rose 3.00% or 5.70 points to trade at 195.80 at the close. Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) added 2.99% or 2.70 points to end at 93.08 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) was up 2.27% or 0.46 points to 20.74 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ), which lost 1.42% or 0.30 points to trade at 20.90 in late trade. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) declined 0.30% or 1.30 points to end at 436.20 and Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) shed 0.25% or 0.35 points to 140.00.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which rose 4.66% to 1.280, Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was up 4.56% to settle at 148.90 and SES (PA: SESFd ) which gained 3.39% to close at 11.89.

The worst performers were Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which was down 1.73% to 70.24 in late trade, Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) which lost 1.42% to settle at 20.90 and Elis Services SA (PA: ELIS ) which was down 0.90% to 18.68 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 341 to 206 and 95 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 10.73% to 11.61 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.20% or 2.70 to $1348.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $66.20 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.11% or 0.08 to trade at $71.34 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.26% to 1.2348, while EUR/GBP rose 0.05% to 0.8639.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 89.33.

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