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%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.21%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ), which rose 1.33% or 0.80 points to trade at 60.99 at the close. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) added 1.21% or 0.24 points to end at 20.51 and Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) was up 1.12% or 0.94 points to 84.54 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ), which lost 0.83% or 0.12 points to trade at 14.31 in late trade. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) declined 0.82% or 1.00 points to end at 121.30 and Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ) shed 0.81% or 0.40 points to 48.99.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ipsen (PA: IPN ) which rose 6.11% to 119.80, Innate Pharma (PA: IPH ) which was up 3.20% to settle at 10.330 and Metropole TV (PA: MMTP ) which gained 2.04% to close at 20.73.

The worst performers were Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was down 2.12% to 12.900 in late trade, Iliad (PA: ILD ) which lost 1.87% to settle at 220.50 and Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which was down 1.81% to 39.500 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 309 to 292 and 96 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 6.91% to 11.38.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.11% or 1.50 to $1306.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.82% or 0.42 to hit $51.87 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.05% or 0.60 to trade at $57.77 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1809, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8889.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 92.99.

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