France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.23%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.23%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Oil & Gas and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.23%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which rose 1.97% or 2.20 points to trade at 113.60 at the close. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) added 1.77% or 8.10 points to end at 466.70 and Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA: LHN ) was up 1.62% or 0.71 points to 44.57 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Orange SA (PA: ORAN ), which lost 2.22% or 0.33 points to trade at 14.68 in late trade. Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) declined 1.15% or 0.27 points to end at 23.16 and Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) shed 1.08% or 0.46 points to 42.07.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Trigano (PA: TRIA ) which rose 10.51% to 167.20, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was up 3.13% to settle at 40.840 and Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which gained 2.12% to close at 44.340.

The worst performers were Iliad (PA: ILD ) which was down 19.52% to 133.20 in late trade, Eutelsat Communications (PA: ETL ) which lost 12.74% to settle at 16.08 and Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which was down 6.05% to 69.24 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 305 to 255 and 91 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.27% to 11.38.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.97% or 26.00 to $1292.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.14% or 0.10 to hit $70.86 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.86% or 0.67 to trade at $78.90 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.45% to 1.1873, while EUR/GBP fell 0.22% to 0.8781.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 92.94.

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