France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.84%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.84%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.84%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.75%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ), which rose 13.05% or 11.84 points to trade at 102.60 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) added 5.36% or 0.745 points to end at 14.650 and Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) was up 3.28% or 14.80 points to 465.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dassault Systemes (PA: DAST ), which lost 1.53% or 1.95 points to trade at 125.90 in late trade. Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) declined 1.33% or 0.65 points to end at 48.13 and Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) shed 1.27% or 1.90 points to 147.90.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) which rose 13.05% to 102.60, Rothschild & Co SCA (PA: ROTH ) which was up 5.71% to settle at 28.700 and CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which gained 5.50% to close at 1.630.

The worst performers were Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which was down 2.94% to 66.800 in late trade, Altran Technologies (PA: ALTT ) which lost 2.92% to settle at 7.475 and Elis Services SA (PA: ELIS ) which was down 2.79% to 13.59 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 325 to 244 and 100 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 10.50% to 14.30.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.08% or 1.05 to $1312.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.98% or 1.04 to hit $53.45 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.92% or 1.18 to trade at $62.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.42% to 1.1322, while EUR/GBP rose 0.14% to 0.8784.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 96.578.

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