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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.13%

Published 04/09/2018, 02:35 am
© Reuters.  France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.13%
- – France equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare, Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.13%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were AXA SA (PA:AXAF), which rose 1.72% or 0.38 points to trade at 22.12 at the close. Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR) added 1.17% or 1.24 points to end at 107.50 and Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) was up 1.10% or 0.81 points to 74.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY), which lost 2.79% or 1.06 points to trade at 36.97 in late trade. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) declined 2.17% or 3.92 points to end at 177.08 and Valeo SA (PA:VLOF) shed 1.71% or 0.67 points to 38.44.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Tarkett (PA:TKTT) which rose 2.46% to 25.78, AXA SA (PA:AXAF) which was up 1.72% to settle at 22.12 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which gained 1.67% to close at 25.640.

The worst performers were Bollore SA (PA:BOLL) which was down 6.40% to 3.860 in late trade, Ingenico Group (PA:INGC) which lost 4.46% to settle at 57.84 and Casino Guichard (PA:CASP) which was down 3.08% to 26.47 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 320 to 245 and 115 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 0.09% to 14.57.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.22% or 2.70 to $1207.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.46% or 0.32 to hit $70.09 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.71% or 0.55 to trade at $78.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1618, while EUR/GBP rose 0.75% to 0.9020.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 95.06.

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