France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.00%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.00%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 1.00%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.92%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 8.02% or 2.02 points to trade at 27.22 at the close. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) added 7.68% or 29.50 points to end at 413.50 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) was up 6.03% or 0.780 points to 13.710 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which lost 5.79% or 0.92 points to trade at 14.98 in late trade. Vinci SA (PA: SGEF ) declined 2.20% or 1.70 points to end at 75.40 and Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) shed 1.99% or 1.59 points to 78.22.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which rose 8.02% to 27.22, Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) which was up 7.68% to settle at 413.50 and Aperam SA (AS: APAM ) which gained 6.87% to close at 26.60.

The worst performers were Casino Guichard (PA: CASP ) which was down 7.44% to 36.94 in late trade, Tarkett (PA: TKTT ) which lost 7.04% to settle at 20.34 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which was down 5.90% to 18.970 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 350 to 245 and 80 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.21% to 17.64.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.04% or 12.80 to $1238.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.93% or 1.49 to hit $52.42 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.56% or 1.52 to trade at $60.98 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.34% to 1.1356, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.8908.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 96.835.

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