France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.35%
Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 1.35%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 1.34%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Dassault Systemes (PA: DAST ), which rose 4.98% or 5.15 points to trade at 108.60 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 3.40% or 0.632 points to end at 19.202 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) was up 3.13% or 0.76 points to 25.01 in late trade.
Biggest losers included AXA SA (PA: AXAF ), which lost 0.87% or 0.17 points to trade at 19.19 in late trade. Danone SA (PA: DANO ) declined 0.25% or 0.16 points to end at 62.81 and Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) shed 0.04% or 0.004 points to 9.886.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which rose 8.67% to 1.967, Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was up 6.86% to settle at 52.15 and Trigano (PA: TRIA ) which gained 5.16% to close at 83.55.
The worst performers were SEB SA (PA: SEBF ) which was down 3.18% to 112.70 in late trade, Suez SA (PA: SEVI ) which lost 2.84% to settle at 11.980 and Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which was down 2.04% to 7.69 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 382 to 200 and 84 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 8.10% to 20.90.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.02% or 0.20 to $1249.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.02% or 0.52 to hit $51.52 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.37% or 0.22 to trade at $60.19 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.33% to 1.1317, while EUR/GBP fell 0.07% to 0.9035.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 97.420.
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