France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.32%

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.32%

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.32% © Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.32% – France stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology, Basic Materials and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.32% to hit a new 52-week high, while the SBF 120 index added 0.37%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW), which rose 4.76% or 3.34 points to trade at 73.54 at the close. Meanwhile, Faurecia (PA:EPED) added 2.90% or 1.31 points to end at 46.56 and Safran SA (PA:SAF) was up 2.58% or 3.15 points to 125.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were EssilorLuxottica SA (PA:ESLX), which fell 1.79% or 2.50 points to trade at 136.90 at the close. Renault SA (PA:RENA) declined 1.41% or 0.55 points to end at 38.45 and Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY) was down 1.29% or 0.45 points to 34.49.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Technip Energies BV (PA:TE) which rose 7.76% to 14.02, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which was up 6.83% to settle at 19.07 and Neoen SA (PA:NEOEN) which gained 6.02% to close at 46.65.

The worst performers were CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which was down 6.92% to 1.123 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) which lost 2.99% to settle at 7.06 and Mcphy Energy (PA:MCPHY) which was down 2.86% to 28.90 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 333 to 249 and 80 ended unchanged.

Shares in WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.76% or 3.34 to 73.54. Shares in Technip Energies BV (PA:TE) rose to all time highs; rising 7.76% or 1.01 to 14.02. Shares in Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 6.83% or 1.22 to 19.07.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.10% or 1.70 to $1730.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.12% or 0.73 to hit $64.66 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.87% or 0.60 to trade at $68.28 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.19% to 1.1905, while EUR/GBP fell 0.19% to 0.8567.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 91.858.

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