France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.21%
Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.21% to hit a new 3-month high, while the SBF 120 index added 0.04%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ), which rose 2.21% or 2.85 points to trade at 131.55 at the close. Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) added 1.87% or 1.40 points to end at 76.43 and L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ) was up 1.34% or 3.00 points to 226.20 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which lost 2.78% or 0.81 points to trade at 28.32 in late trade. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) declined 2.06% or 1.76 points to end at 83.80 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) shed 1.53% or 0.30 points to 19.57.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which rose 14.88% to 17.450, Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was up 3.48% to settle at 1.160 and Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ) which gained 2.21% to close at 131.55.
The worst performers were Eurofins Scientific SE (PA: EUFI ) which was down 9.94% to 358.60 in late trade, SES (PA: SESFd ) which lost 7.81% to settle at 16.22 and Eramet SA (PA: ERMT ) which was down 2.81% to 51.85 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 333 to 236 and 89 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 2.17% to 13.04.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.03% or 0.35 to $1287.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.04% or 0.02 to hit $56.61 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.38% or 0.25 to trade at $65.92 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.27% to 1.1306, while EUR/GBP fell 0.17% to 0.8579.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 96.757.
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