France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.57%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.57%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financials , Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.57% to hit a new 52-week high, while the SBF 120 index added 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ), which rose 3.80% or 0.465 points to trade at 12.710 at the close. BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) added 2.58% or 1.56 points to end at 61.92 and Accor SA (PA: ACCP ) was up 2.43% or 0.93 points to 39.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Danone SA (PA: DANO ), which lost 1.39% or 0.89 points to trade at 63.31 in late trade. Nokia Oyj (PA: NOKIA ) declined 1.15% or 0.058 points to end at 4.974 and Unibail Rodamco SE (AS: UNBP ) shed 1.15% or 2.50 points to 215.20.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which rose 6.18% to 5.670, Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) which was up 3.80% to settle at 12.710 and Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which gained 3.46% to close at 42.90.

The worst performers were Danone SA (PA: DANO ) which was down 1.39% to 63.31 in late trade, Fonciere des Regions (PA: FDR ) which lost 1.31% to settle at 75.86 and Unibail Rodamco SE (AS: UNBP ) which was down 1.15% to 215.20 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 414 to 186 and 103 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.81% to 15.78.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.08% or 0.95 to $1254.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.84% or 0.88 to hit $48.61 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.63% or 0.83 to trade at $51.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.18% to 1.0844, while EUR/GBP rose 0.37% to 0.8681.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 99.19.

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