France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.12%
Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Healthcare and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.12%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.11%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Cap Gemini SA (PA: CAPP ), which rose 1.98% or 1.73 points to trade at 88.91 at the close. Danone SA (PA: DANO ) added 1.68% or 1.11 points to end at 67.16 and Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ) was up 1.24% or 1.18 points to 96.63 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ), which lost 1.64% or 0.29 points to trade at 17.66 in late trade. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) declined 1.29% or 0.17 points to end at 13.42 and AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) shed 1.08% or 0.20 points to 18.73.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which rose 6.00% to 24.3900, Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was up 3.56% to settle at 4.132 and Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which gained 3.20% to close at 7.99.
The worst performers were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 4.26% to 5.817 in late trade, Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which lost 4.06% to settle at 8.280 and Zodiac Aerospace (PA: ZODC ) which was down 2.79% to 21.07 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 305 to 259 and 88 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 3.12% to 19.88.
In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.29% or 3.85 to $1313.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.56% or 0.27 to hit $48.51 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.80% or 0.40 to trade at $50.59 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.1212, while EUR/GBP rose 0.82% to 0.8731.
The US Dollar Index was up 0.27% at 95.64.
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