France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.19%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 1.19% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index added 1.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ), which rose 2.45% or 2.29 points to trade at 95.78 at the close. Nokia Oyj (PA: NOKIA ) added 2.33% or 0.115 points to end at 5.050 and Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) was up 1.87% or 0.33 points to 17.99 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ), which lost 0.42% or 0.085 points to trade at 19.970 in late trade. Accor SA (PA: ACCP ) declined 0.31% or 0.11 points to end at 35.50 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) gained 0.10% or 0.01 points to 14.65.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Numericable SFR SA (PA: SFRGR ) which rose 9.41% to 22.900, Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was up 3.08% to settle at 3.513 and Euronext (PA: ENX ) which gained 2.58% to close at 40.93.

The worst performers were Amundi SA (PA: AMUN ) which was down 0.47% to 42.99 in late trade, Zodiac Aerospace (PA: ZODC ) which lost 0.46% to settle at 19.48 and Spie SA (PA: SPIE ) which was down 0.44% to 16.985 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 470 to 180 and 110 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.39% to 17.32 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.35% or 4.75 to $1346.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.58% or 0.25 to hit $42.77 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.79% or 0.36 to trade at $45.03 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.1108, while EUR/GBP rose 0.49% to 0.8545.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.19% at 96.11.

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