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

Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financials, Basic Materials and Consumer

Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financials, Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.13% to hit a new 3-months high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.10%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Air Liquide SA (PA:AIRP), which rose 1.10% or 1.20 points to trade at 110.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Vinci SA (PA:SGEF) added 0.97% or 0.80 points to end at 82.96 and Dassault Systemes SE (PA:DAST) was up 0.70% or 0.90 points to 128.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Peugeot SA (PA:PEUP), which fell 2.94% or 0.67 points to trade at 22.09 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) declined 1.51% or 0.230 points to end at 15.020 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was down 1.18% or 0.245 points to 20.605.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Air France KLM SA (PA:AIRF) which rose 5.38% to 12.730, Eramet SA (PA:ERMT) which was up 3.91% to settle at 54.50 and Vallourec (PA:VLLP) which gained 3.42% to close at 2.266.

The worst performers were Technicolor (PA:TCH) which was down 4.55% to 1.029 in late trade, Ipsos (PA:ISOS) which lost 3.64% to settle at 21.68 and Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) which was down 3.03% to 63.900 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 291 to 257 and 104 ended unchanged.

Shares in Air France KLM SA (PA:AIRF) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 5.38% or 0.650 to 12.730. Shares in Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.03% or 2.000 to 63.900.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.24% to 13.59.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.09% or 1.25 to $1328.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.11% or 0.06 to hit $55.42 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.52% or 0.34 to trade at $65.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.15% to 1.1376, while EUR/GBP fell 0.99% to 0.8585.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 96.045.