France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.35%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.35%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.35%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which rose 3.81% or 0.98 points to trade at 26.69 at the close. Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) added 2.02% or 0.345 points to end at 17.390 and Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) was up 1.92% or 1.66 points to 88.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ), which lost 2.20% or 0.78 points to trade at 34.42 in late trade. Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) declined 1.95% or 0.30 points to end at 15.33 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) shed 1.80% or 2.05 points to 111.95.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which rose 5.19% to 8.830, TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) which was up 3.81% to settle at 26.69 and Nexans (PA: NEXS ) which gained 3.63% to close at 25.99.

The worst performers were Ipsen (PA: IPN ) which was down 5.55% to 131.00 in late trade, Biomerieux SA (PA: BIOX ) which lost 4.74% to settle at 62.30 and Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which was down 4.43% to 59.875 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 335 to 239 and 92 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 5.49% to 15.91.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.24% or 2.80 to $1191.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.69% or 0.51 to hit $74.80 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.97% or 0.81 to trade at $84.72 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.1485, while EUR/GBP fell 0.43% to 0.8741.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 95.43.

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