France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.97%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.97%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , Industrials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.97%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 1.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which rose 5.24% or 1.04 points to trade at 20.89 at the close. Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) added 4.06% or 1.29 points to end at 33.06 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) was up 3.86% or 2.76 points to 74.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ), which lost 1.66% or 8.20 points to trade at 485.40 in late trade. Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) declined 1.08% or 0.18 points to end at 16.48 and Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) shed 0.73% or 0.58 points to 78.90.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which rose 14.54% to 1.946, Iliad (PA: ILD ) which was up 8.00% to settle at 117.50 and Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which gained 7.91% to close at 379.20.

The worst performers were Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was down 3.93% to 72.05 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which lost 3.16% to settle at 18.690 and Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ) which was down 1.66% to 485.40 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 394 to 191 and 89 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.75% to 18.56.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.03% or 0.40 to $1228.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.44% or 1.23 to hit $51.65 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.68% or 1.58 to trade at $60.62 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.1342, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8845.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 96.875.

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