France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.34%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.34%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , Utilities and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.34%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 4.46% or 0.602 points to trade at 14.086 at the close. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) added 3.11% or 0.61 points to end at 20.22 and Renault SA (PA: RENA ) was up 2.59% or 1.39 points to 55.08 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ), which lost 2.86% or 0.96 points to trade at 32.60 in late trade. Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) declined 1.30% or 1.02 points to end at 77.30 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) shed 0.87% or 0.12 points to 13.10.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which rose 4.46% to 14.086, Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was up 4.14% to settle at 2.312 and Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which gained 3.44% to close at 36.07.

The worst performers were Eurofins Scientific SE (PA: EUFI ) which was down 3.26% to 356.60 in late trade, Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) which lost 2.86% to settle at 32.60 and BIC (PA: BICP ) which was down 2.00% to 68.65 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 374 to 195 and 95 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.36% to 14.61.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.10% or 14.85 to $1331.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.28% or 0.15 to hit $53.84 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.88% or 0.56 to trade at $62.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.12% to 1.1317, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8919.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 96.710.

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