France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.89%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.89%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Basic Materials and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.89%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.89%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ), which rose 3.30% or 3.35 points to trade at 105.00 at the close. Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ) added 2.52% or 3.25 points to end at 132.45 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) was up 2.35% or 1.98 points to 86.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 1.54% or 0.280 points to trade at 17.936 in late trade. Accor SA (PA: ACCP ) declined 0.68% or 0.25 points to end at 36.62 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) shed 0.53% or 0.07 points to 13.23.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which rose 3.65% to 102.10, Eurofins Scientific SE (PA: EUFI ) which was up 3.49% to settle at 362.20 and DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which gained 3.33% to close at 13.330.

The worst performers were Trigano SA (PA: TRIA ) which was down 9.52% to 67.50 in late trade, Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which lost 2.07% to settle at 1.040 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which was down 1.54% to 17.936 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 333 to 227 and 101 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 7.28% to 15.44.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.45% or 5.95 to $1323.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.80% or 1.06 to hit $59.88 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.85% or 0.57 to trade at $67.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.27% to 1.1280, while EUR/GBP fell 0.40% to 0.8529.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 96.210.

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