France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.85%
Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.85%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.75%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which rose 3.38% or 0.410 points to trade at 12.535 at the close. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) added 3.11% or 12.10 points to end at 400.80 and Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ) was up 2.53% or 12.40 points to 501.60 in late trade.
Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 2.84% or 0.63 points to trade at 21.59 in late trade. Total SA (PA: TOTF ) declined 1.41% or 0.71 points to end at 49.51 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) shed 0.53% or 0.115 points to 21.635.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which rose 9.89% to 13.55, Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was up 4.14% to settle at 9.962 and Iliad (PA: ILD ) which gained 4.09% to close at 99.74.
The worst performers were Orpea (PA: ORP ) which was down 5.04% to 103.60 in late trade, Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which lost 3.98% to settle at 88.00 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which was down 3.80% to 22.300 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 301 to 260 and 101 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.06% to 17.45.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.11% or 1.30 to $1202.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 4.19% or 2.51 to hit $57.42 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 4.01% or 2.81 to trade at $67.31 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.51% to 1.1276, while EUR/GBP fell 0.69% to 0.8670.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 97.06.
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