France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.04%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Consumer Goods and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 1.04%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.94%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ), which rose 14.88% or 3.04 points to trade at 23.47 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 5.36% or 1.355 points to end at 26.655 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) was up 3.94% or 0.780 points to 20.580 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ), which lost 1.99% or 0.385 points to trade at 18.920 in late trade. Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) declined 1.70% or 0.92 points to end at 53.04 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) shed 0.70% or 0.10 points to 13.46.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) which rose 14.88% to 23.47, Edenred (PA: EDEN ) which was up 10.24% to settle at 31.53 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which gained 5.36% to close at 26.655.

The worst performers were Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which was down 6.38% to 29.960 in late trade, Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which lost 2.77% to settle at 72.22 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) which was down 1.99% to 18.920 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 315 to 234 and 124 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 7.80% to 12.48.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.02% or 0.20 to $1225.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.47% or 1.00 to hit $68.89 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.05% or 0.77 to trade at $73.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1681, while EUR/GBP fell 0.39% to 0.8890.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 94.41.

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