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%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Industrials , Basic Materials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.37%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Renault SA (PA: RENA ), which rose 12.09% or 6.04 points to trade at 56.03 at the close. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) added 1.88% or 0.49 points to end at 26.52 and Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) was up 1.62% or 0.165 points to 10.350 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ), which lost 6.53% or 1.61 points to trade at 23.05 in late trade. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) declined 3.25% or 0.67 points to end at 19.92 and Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) shed 0.85% or 0.20 points to 23.40.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Renault SA (PA: RENA ) which rose 12.09% to 56.03, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was up 4.76% to settle at 17.150 and Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA: CASP ) which gained 4.26% to close at 31.31.

The worst performers were Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) which was down 6.53% to 23.05 in late trade, Nexity (PA: NEXI ) which lost 5.36% to settle at 38.84 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) which was down 3.25% to 19.92 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 311 to 232 and 87 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.81% to 15.59.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.06% or 0.75 to $1284.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.07% or 0.63 to hit $59.26 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.99% or 1.34 to trade at $68.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1192, while EUR/GBP rose 0.31% to 0.8824.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 97.625.

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