France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.33%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.33% – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Financials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.33%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 2.80% or 0.77 points to trade at 28.24 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) added 2.73% or 0.375 points to end at 14.105 and Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) was up 1.85% or 0.85 points to 46.86 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which lost 1.95% or 1.72 points to trade at 86.30 in late trade. Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) declined 1.14% or 1.25 points to end at 108.60 and Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) shed 0.78% or 0.13 points to 16.64.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were ALD SA (PA: ALDA ) which rose 3.44% to 13.22, Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which was up 3.37% to settle at 41.43 and Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (PA: PLOF ) which gained 2.87% to close at 25.47.

The worst performers were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which was down 1.95% to 86.30 in late trade, CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which lost 1.79% to settle at 1.809 and Neopost SA (PA: NPOS ) which was down 1.67% to 21.22 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 342 to 231 and 87 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.08% to 14.46.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.03% or 0.45 to $1293.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.20% or 0.74 to hit $62.33 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.35% or 0.24 to trade at $69.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.21% to 1.1189, while EUR/GBP rose 0.29% to 0.8582.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 97.062.

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