France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.41%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.41%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Technology and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.41% to hit a new 3-month high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ), which rose 1.56% or 0.49 points to trade at 31.82 at the close. Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) added 1.39% or 1.03 points to end at 75.03 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) was up 1.37% or 1.94 points to 143.74 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which lost 1.92% or 0.34 points to trade at 17.37 in late trade. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) declined 1.05% or 0.14 points to end at 13.20 and Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) shed 1.02% or 0.34 points to 32.84.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which rose 14.62% to 1.121, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was up 5.71% to settle at 15.190 and Eurofins Scientific SE (PA: EUFI ) which gained 4.24% to close at 398.20.

The worst performers were Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which was down 3.56% to 12.73 in late trade, Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which lost 3.19% to settle at 11.080 and Gecina SA (PA: GFCP ) which was down 2.52% to 127.90 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 345 to 244 and 91 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.86% to 12.77.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.79% or 10.30 to $1288.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.22% or 0.68 to hit $56.48 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.77% or 0.50 to trade at $65.57 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.40% to 1.1328, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8603.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 96.627.

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