France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.37%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.37%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities , Basic Materials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.37%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ), which rose 3.74% or 0.80 points to trade at 22.20 at the close. Solvay SA (BR: SOLB ) added 3.44% or 3.90 points to end at 117.25 and Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) was up 1.84% or 0.69 points to 38.11 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 2.91% or 0.83 points to trade at 27.67 in late trade. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) declined 2.46% or 1.06 points to end at 42.00 and Legrand SA (PA: LEGD ) shed 1.94% or 1.24 points to 62.84.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Rexel (PA: RXL ) which rose 8.87% to 13.38, Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was up 4.36% to settle at 84.90 and Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) which gained 3.74% to close at 22.20.

The worst performers were Iliad (PA: ILD ) which was down 7.70% to 135.50 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which lost 6.77% to settle at 26.160 and GTT (PA: GTT ) which was down 4.02% to 56.05 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 285 to 268 and 116 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.80% to 12.39.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.44% or 5.40 to $1226.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.50% or 1.05 to hit $69.08 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.86% or 0.65 to trade at $74.90 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1707, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8916.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 94.25.

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