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

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.10%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.10% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which rose 1.64% or 0.45 points to trade at 27.87 at the close. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) added 1.56% or 1.85 points to end at 120.15 and Total SA (PA: TOTF ) was up 1.33% or 0.68 points to 51.84 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which lost 1.76% or 1.95 points to trade at 108.70 in late trade. Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) declined 1.69% or 1.38 points to end at 80.10 and Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) shed 1.22% or 0.55 points to 44.03.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which rose 4.60% to 145.60, Mercialys (PA: MERY ) which was up 2.10% to settle at 16.08 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) which gained 1.64% to close at 27.87.

The worst performers were Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which was down 6.44% to 407.00 in late trade, Bollore SA (PA: BOLL ) which lost 6.14% to settle at 4.190 and Iliad (PA: ILD ) which was down 3.80% to 163.30 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 331 to 233 and 87 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.18% to 12.08.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.74% or 9.80 to $1333.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.07% or 0.05 to hit $68.69 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.23% or 0.17 to trade at $74.88 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.2231, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8750.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 90.58.

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