France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.62%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.62%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Goods and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.62%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Total SA (PA: TOTF ), which rose 3.21% or 1.35 points to trade at 43.52 at the close. Technip (PA: TECF ) added 3.12% or 2.00 points to end at 66.07 and Cap Gemini SA (PA: CAPP ) was up 1.97% or 1.41 points to 73.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nokia Oyj (PA: NOKIA ), which lost 3.41% or 0.135 points to trade at 3.825 in late trade. Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) declined 2.07% or 0.41 points to end at 19.17 and Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ) shed 1.60% or 1.53 points to 93.97.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Innate Pharma (PA: IPH ) which rose 8.30% to 14.220, Teleperformance (PA: ROCH ) which was up 4.18% to settle at 89.30 and Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which gained 3.50% to close at 5.470.

The worst performers were Nokia Oyj (PA: NOKIA ) which was down 3.41% to 3.825 in late trade, Bollore SA (PA: BOLL ) which lost 2.44% to settle at 2.833 and Numericable SFR SA (PA: SFRGR ) which was down 2.10% to 22.810 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 368 to 306 and 113 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 7.55% to 19.55.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.23% or 2.75 to $1224.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 4.57% or 1.98 to hit $45.30 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 4.21% or 1.87 to trade at $46.30 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.0726, while EUR/GBP rose 0.49% to 0.8636.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.16% at 100.19.

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