France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.43%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.43%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Foods & Drugs , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.43%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ), which rose 2.11% or 2.58 points to trade at 125.00 at the close. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) added 2.05% or 0.41 points to end at 20.45 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) was up 1.63% or 2.00 points to 124.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 1.36% or 0.198 points to trade at 14.374 in late trade. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) declined 1.00% or 0.13 points to end at 12.82 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) shed 0.92% or 1.25 points to 134.60.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which rose 2.56% to 18.050, Biomerieux SA (PA: BIOX ) which was up 2.47% to settle at 76.65 and Thales (PA: TCFP ) which gained 2.42% to close at 108.00.

The worst performers were Rubis SCA (PA: RUBF ) which was down 4.86% to 46.62 in late trade, Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which lost 4.27% to settle at 7.886 and Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which was down 3.33% to 98.60 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 291 to 280 and 91 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.14% to 13.97 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.09% or 1.15 to $1343.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.51% or 0.27 to hit $52.24 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.97% or 0.60 to trade at $61.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.1227, while EUR/GBP rose 0.48% to 0.8941.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 96.977.

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