France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.28%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.28%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Oil & Gas and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.28%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ), which rose 3.48% or 0.82 points to trade at 24.39 at the close. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) added 2.33% or 2.35 points to end at 103.35 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) was up 2.12% or 0.55 points to 26.44 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ), which lost 1.28% or 1.36 points to trade at 104.94 in late trade. Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) declined 0.96% or 0.170 points to end at 17.480 and Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ) shed 0.64% or 0.44 points to 68.68.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which rose 14.41% to 82.95, Casino Guichard (PA: CASP ) which was up 5.14% to settle at 37.22 and GTT (PA: GTT ) which gained 4.68% to close at 68.20.

The worst performers were Korian Medica SA (PA: KORI ) which was down 2.97% to 32.000 in late trade, Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which lost 1.90% to settle at 476.00 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which was down 1.88% to 24.040 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 294 to 258 and 112 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.76% to 13.34.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.19% or 2.30 to $1203.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.15% or 0.79 to hit $69.47 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.10% or 0.86 to trade at $78.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1673, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.8876.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 94.17.

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