France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.14%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.14%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Consumer Goods and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.14% to hit a new 3-month high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ), which rose 2.57% or 0.284 points to trade at 11.326 at the close. Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) added 2.47% or 0.68 points to end at 27.97 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) was up 2.22% or 0.424 points to 19.550 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which lost 2.53% or 0.370 points to trade at 14.250 in late trade. Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ) declined 1.96% or 2.60 points to end at 129.95 and EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ) shed 1.13% or 1.20 points to 105.20.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Aperam SA (AS: APAM ) which rose 2.92% to 28.59, Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) which was up 2.57% to settle at 11.326 and Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) which gained 2.47% to close at 27.97.

The worst performers were Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA: CASP ) which was down 4.76% to 39.04 in late trade, Trigano SA (PA: TRIA ) which lost 4.05% to settle at 84.20 and Neopost SA (PA: NPOS ) which was down 3.50% to 22.60 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 306 to 266 and 96 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 2.00% to 13.29.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.02% or 0.25 to $1302.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.83% or 0.49 to hit $59.31 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.46% or 0.31 to trade at $67.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1332, while EUR/GBP rose 0.56% to 0.8567.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 96.040.

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