France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.20%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.20% – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Industrials , Technology and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.20% to hit a new 6-month high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which rose 4.32% or 0.94 points to trade at 22.69 at the close. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) added 4.15% or 21.20 points to end at 531.60 and Accor SA (PA: ACCP ) was up 2.46% or 0.93 points to 38.66 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which lost 3.52% or 0.585 points to trade at 16.020 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 2.83% or 0.595 points to end at 20.445 and Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) shed 2.55% or 0.74 points to 28.27.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA: STDM ) which rose 7.10% to 114.60, CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was up 5.75% to settle at 1.766 and DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which gained 5.13% to close at 16.380.

The worst performers were SES (PA: SESFd ) which was down 8.23% to 14.50 in late trade, Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which lost 5.98% to settle at 10.455 and Tarkett (PA: TKTT ) which was down 3.85% to 20.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 309 to 287 and 77 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 8.52% to 12.35.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.23% or 2.95 to $1274.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.04% or 0.68 to hit $66.23 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.36% or 0.27 to trade at $74.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.37% to 1.1214, while EUR/GBP fell 0.07% to 0.8661.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 97.312.

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