France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.21%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , Utilities and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.21%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which rose 2.68% or 0.59 points to trade at 22.59 at the close. Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) added 2.64% or 0.73 points to end at 28.43 and Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) was up 2.19% or 0.265 points to 12.390 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Total SA (PA: TOTF ), which lost 1.52% or 0.75 points to trade at 48.59 in late trade. Sodexo SA (PA: EXHO ) declined 1.20% or 1.25 points to end at 102.65 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) shed 0.96% or 1.50 points to 154.45.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Trigano SA (PA: TRIA ) which rose 4.11% to 84.80, TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) which was up 2.68% to settle at 22.59 and Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) which gained 2.64% to close at 28.43.

The worst performers were Mercialys SA (PA: MERY ) which was down 4.21% to 12.07 in late trade, Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which lost 2.46% to settle at 12.28 and CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was down 2.00% to 1.668 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 301 to 268 and 99 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 2.51% to 13.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.62% or 7.95 to $1280.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.36% or 0.23 to hit $63.53 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.36% or 0.26 to trade at $71.89 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.30% to 1.1181, while EUR/GBP rose 0.21% to 0.8645.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 97.597.

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