France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.49%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.49%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Utilities and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.49%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Total SA (PA: TOTF ), which rose 1.73% or 0.82 points to trade at 48.40 at the close. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) added 1.52% or 1.60 points to end at 106.95 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) was up 1.51% or 0.89 points to 59.74 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Klepierre (PA: LOIM ), which lost 1.31% or 0.47 points to trade at 35.38 in late trade. Unibail Rodamco SE (AS: UNBP ) declined 1.11% or 2.45 points to end at 218.20 and Cap Gemini SA (PA: CAPP ) shed 0.77% or 0.64 points to 81.96.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Rubis (PA: RUBF ) which rose 4.57% to 84.65, Gemalto (AS: GTO ) which was up 2.93% to settle at 56.90 and SEB SA (PA: SEBF ) which gained 2.67% to close at 126.90.

The worst performers were CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was down 2.76% to 8.8200 in late trade, Mercialys (PA: MERY ) which lost 2.38% to settle at 17.20 and Spie SA (PA: SPIE ) which was down 1.35% to 22.335 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 330 to 273 and 96 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.78% to 14.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.03% or 0.35 to $1239.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.64% or 0.88 to hit $54.66 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.32% or 0.74 to trade at $56.92 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.59% to 1.0549, while EUR/GBP fell 0.65% to 0.8464.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.44% at 101.36.

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