France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.48%
Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities , Technology and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.48%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.48%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 6.59% or 0.928 points to trade at 15.014 at the close. Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) added 2.68% or 0.88 points to end at 33.48 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) was up 2.57% or 2.70 points to 107.85 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ), which lost 1.55% or 1.20 points to trade at 76.10 in late trade. Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) declined 1.43% or 0.35 points to end at 24.20 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) shed 0.85% or 0.180 points to 21.110.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which rose 6.59% to 15.014, CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was up 5.84% to settle at 1.558 and Imerys SA (PA: IMTP ) which gained 4.47% to close at 42.04.
The worst performers were Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which was down 16.49% to 17.820 in late trade, Korian Medica SA (PA: KORI ) which lost 4.07% to settle at 35.360 and DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was down 4.05% to 15.880 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 304 to 277 and 79 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.61% to 14.38.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.23% or 3.05 to $1332.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $53.23 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.16 to trade at $62.13 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.15% to 1.1328, while EUR/GBP fell 0.16% to 0.8902.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.653.
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