France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.65%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.65% – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.65%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.71%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 2.52% or 0.630 points to trade at 25.635 at the close. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) added 2.32% or 0.91 points to end at 40.18 and Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) was up 2.20% or 0.47 points to 21.87 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ), which lost 0.71% or 0.40 points to trade at 55.66 in late trade. Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) declined 0.45% or 0.42 points to end at 92.40 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) shed 0.17% or 0.030 points to 18.050.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which rose 5.71% to 75.85, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was up 5.09% to settle at 33.840 and Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which gained 3.82% to close at 91.360.

The worst performers were SCOR SE (PA: SCOR ) which was down 1.88% to 35.01 in late trade, Nexity (PA: NEXI ) which lost 0.86% to settle at 51.90 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which was down 0.83% to 23.800 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 380 to 185 and 105 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 9.42% to 13.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.00% or 11.90 to $1196.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.44% or 0.29 to hit $65.50 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.78% or 0.56 to trade at $72.39 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.19% to 1.1461, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8966.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 95.85.

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