France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.10%

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France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were mixed at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Services and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.10%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Total SA (PA: TOTF ), which rose 1.95% or 0.95 points to trade at 49.55 at the close. Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ) added 1.77% or 2.45 points to end at 141.05 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) was up 1.38% or 0.18 points to 13.21 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ), which lost 4.50% or 1.58 points to trade at 33.54 in late trade. Orange SA (PA: ORAN ) declined 2.92% or 0.42 points to end at 13.96 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) shed 2.23% or 0.74 points to 32.37.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Rexel (PA: RXL ) which rose 5.04% to 11.98, Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which was up 4.96% to settle at 9.740 and Spie SA (PA: SPIE ) which gained 4.62% to close at 17.200.

The worst performers were SCOR SE (PA: SCOR ) which was down 6.05% to 36.36 in late trade, Thales (PA: TCFP ) which lost 5.21% to settle at 106.45 and DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was down 4.60% to 17.410 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 307 to 260 and 97 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 3.39% to 13.51.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.30% or 3.85 to $1285.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.60% or 0.38 to hit $63.88 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.84% or 0.60 to trade at $72.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.29% to 1.1217, while EUR/GBP fell 0.49% to 0.8602.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 97.222.

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