France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.26%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.26%

Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Consumer Goods and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.26%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Technip (PA: TECF ), which rose 2.04% or 1.02 points to trade at 51.00 at the close. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) added 2.02% or 2.60 points to end at 131.05 and Renault SA (PA: RENA ) was up 1.80% or 1.56 points to 88.03 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ), which lost 0.90% or 0.51 points to trade at 55.87 in late trade. Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) declined 0.85% or 0.79 points to end at 92.51 and Total SA (PA: TOTF ) shed 0.71% or 0.30 points to 42.24.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Innate Pharma (PA: IPH ) which rose 5.08% to 13.660, Maurel Et Prom (PA: MAUP ) which was up 2.86% to settle at 3.24 and Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which gained 2.46% to close at 9.84.

The worst performers were Mercialys (PA: MERY ) which was down 2.07% to 19.86 in late trade, Saft (PA: S1A ) which lost 1.81% to settle at 26.51 and Electricite de France SA (PA: EDF ) which was down 1.78% to 11.30 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 352 to 318 and 101 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 2.30% to 20.48.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was down 0.11% or 1.40 to $1233.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.70% or 0.29 to hit $41.42 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.23% or 0.10 to trade at $43.20 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.27% to 1.1314, while EUR/GBP fell 0.23% to 0.7926.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.22% at 94.47.

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