France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.11%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.11%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.11% to hit a new 6-month high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which rose 2.99% or 2.70 points to trade at 92.96 at the close. Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) added 2.18% or 0.260 points to end at 12.200 and Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) was up 1.44% or 0.49 points to 34.49 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sodexo SA (PA: EXHO ), which lost 1.87% or 1.95 points to trade at 102.60 in late trade. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) declined 1.18% or 0.190 points to end at 15.865 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) shed 1.18% or 0.26 points to 21.77.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Altran Technologies SA (PA: ALTT ) which rose 3.41% to 10.770, Electricite de France SA (PA: EDF ) which was up 3.01% to settle at 12.48 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which gained 2.99% to close at 92.96.

The worst performers were CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was down 2.58% to 1.700 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which lost 2.19% to settle at 18.290 and SES (PA: SESFd ) which was down 2.07% to 14.88 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 338 to 235 and 94 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 5.12% to 11.61 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.21% or 2.75 to $1292.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.92% or 0.59 to hit $63.30 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.60% or 0.43 to trade at $71.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.1306, while EUR/GBP fell 0.23% to 0.8626.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 96.512.

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