France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.24%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.24%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Healthcare and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.24%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ), which rose 3.27% or 3.55 points to trade at 111.95 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) added 2.23% or 0.350 points to end at 16.020 and Danone SA (PA: DANO ) was up 2.11% or 1.41 points to 68.11 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ), which lost 2.00% or 0.248 points to trade at 12.138 in late trade. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) declined 1.81% or 0.42 points to end at 22.81 and Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) shed 1.80% or 0.67 points to 36.48.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Trigano (PA: TRIA ) which rose 5.84% to 99.70, Remy Cointreau (PA: RCOP ) which was up 4.10% to settle at 116.80 and Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which gained 3.52% to close at 61.800.

The worst performers were Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was down 3.99% to 8.614 in late trade, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which lost 3.58% to settle at 37.760 and Iliad (PA: ILD ) which was down 3.16% to 108.95 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 312 to 269 and 89 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 0.24% to 13.22.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.22% or 2.60 to $1193.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.02% or 1.48 to hit $74.73 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.93% or 1.60 to trade at $84.33 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.26% to 1.1574, while EUR/GBP fell 0.34% to 0.8876.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 94.94.

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