France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 4.14%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 4.14%

Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 4.14% to hit a new 52-week high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 3.97%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ), which rose 10.86% or 1.350 points to trade at 13.780 at the close. Societe Generale (PA: SOGN ) added 9.86% or 4.57 points to end at 50.85 and BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) was up 7.52% or 4.66 points to 66.66 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ), which lost 1.66% or 0.90 points to trade at 53.34 in late trade. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) added 0.93% or 0.28 points to end at 29.75 and Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) gained 1.26% or 1.45 points to 116.45.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) which rose 10.86% to 13.780, Societe Generale (PA: SOGN ) which was up 9.86% to settle at 50.85 and Nexity (PA: NEXI ) which gained 9.14% to close at 48.95.

The worst performers were Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which was down 1.77% to 28.870 in late trade, Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ) which lost 1.66% to settle at 53.34 and Zodiac Aerospace (PA: ZODC ) which was down 0.15% to 22.82 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 567 to 82 and 73 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 39.68% to 16.98.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.01% or 13.04 to $1276.06 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.79% or 0.39 to hit $49.23 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.57% or 0.30 to trade at $52.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.16% to 1.0852, while EUR/GBP rose 1.46% to 0.8492.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.63% at 99.03.

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