France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.48%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.48%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.48% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ), which rose 2.11% or 1.99 points to trade at 96.16 at the close. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) added 1.86% or 0.50 points to end at 27.42 and Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) was up 1.28% or 0.56 points to 44.57 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ), which lost 1.83% or 2.55 points to trade at 136.45 in late trade. Legrand SA (PA: LEGD ) declined 1.10% or 0.72 points to end at 64.48 and Essilor International Compagnie Generale d’Optique SA (PA: ESSI ) shed 0.87% or 1.00 points to 113.45.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which rose 2.96% to 5.220, Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) which was up 2.11% to settle at 96.16 and Metropole TV (PA: MMTP ) which gained 2.04% to close at 20.96.

The worst performers were SES (PA: SESFd ) which was down 8.03% to 11.68 in late trade, Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which lost 5.69% to settle at 139.20 and Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which was down 4.81% to 88.100 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 288 to 272 and 91 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.74% to 12.35.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.96% or 12.90 to $1325.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.26% or 0.18 to hit $68.22 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.18 to trade at $74.24 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.60% to 1.2214, while EUR/GBP fell 0.21% to 0.8758.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.62% at 90.64.

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