France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.24%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Financials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 1.24%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 1.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ), which rose 2.52% or 0.370 points to trade at 15.025 at the close. Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ) added 2.47% or 1.72 points to end at 71.29 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) was up 2.43% or 5.35 points to 225.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ), which lost 0.99% or 0.81 points to trade at 81.40 in late trade. Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) declined 0.11% or 0.06 points to end at 55.89 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) gained 0.07% or 0.01 points to 21.55.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Gemalto (AS: GTO ) which rose 4.28% to 41.39, Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which was up 3.02% to settle at 505.25 and SCOR SE (PA: SCOR ) which gained 3.00% to close at 34.14.

The worst performers were Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which was down 1.68% to 46.850 in late trade, Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) which lost 0.99% to settle at 81.40 and Rubis SCA (PA: RUBF ) which was down 0.82% to 53.49 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 384 to 197 and 103 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 10.06% to 12.28 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.02% or 13.82 to $1337.38 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.45% or 0.69 to hit $48.17 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.02 to trade at $53.80 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.61% to 1.1963, while EUR/GBP fell 0.49% to 0.9076.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.57% at 91.83.

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