France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.49%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.49%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Financials and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.49%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ), which rose 3.76% or 3.30 points to trade at 91.00 at the close. Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) added 2.67% or 2.40 points to end at 92.31 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) was up 2.08% or 2.20 points to 108.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which lost 3.44% or 0.91 points to trade at 25.53 in late trade. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) declined 1.03% or 1.48 points to end at 142.40 and Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) shed 0.85% or 3.40 points to 394.30.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Spie SA (PA: SPIE ) which rose 4.12% to 13.130, Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) which was up 3.76% to settle at 91.00 and Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which gained 3.67% to close at 18.070.

The worst performers were Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was down 5.19% to 8.774 in late trade, Iliad (PA: ILD ) which lost 5.13% to settle at 106.30 and Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which was down 3.68% to 6.810 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 280 to 273 and 109 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 8.52% to 17.05.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.27% or 3.55 to $1287.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.59% or 1.31 to hit $51.82 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.03% or 1.20 to trade at $60.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.74% to 1.1389, while EUR/GBP rose 0.30% to 0.8944.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.65% at 95.822.

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