France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.50%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.50%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.50%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.53%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which rose 4.16% or 0.590 points to trade at 14.760 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 3.65% or 0.526 points to end at 14.952 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) was up 3.53% or 0.72 points to 21.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ), which lost 5.31% or 0.72 points to trade at 12.84 in late trade. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) declined 1.99% or 2.15 points to end at 105.85 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) shed 1.32% or 1.65 points to 123.15.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which rose 4.27% to 16.850, STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) which was up 4.16% to settle at 14.760 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which gained 3.65% to close at 14.952.

The worst performers were Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) which was down 5.31% to 12.84 in late trade, JC Decaux SA (PA: JCDX ) which lost 3.96% to settle at 25.74 and Wendel (PA: MWDP ) which was down 2.12% to 115.40 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 339 to 211 and 82 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 7.55% to 15.14.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.34% or 4.35 to $1272.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.14% or 0.09 to hit $63.12 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.10% or 0.07 to trade at $71.90 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.08% to 1.1161, while EUR/GBP fell 0.07% to 0.8768.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 97.885.

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