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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.41%

Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Technology and Consumer

Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Technology and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.41% to hit a new 3-months high, while the SBF 120 index added 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA:SGOB), which rose 1.56% or 0.49 points to trade at 31.82 at the close. Meanwhile, Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) added 1.39% or 1.03 points to end at 75.03 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) was up 1.37% or 1.94 points to 143.74 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Carrefour SA (PA:CARR), which fell 1.92% or 0.34 points to trade at 17.37 at the close. Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) declined 1.05% or 0.14 points to end at 13.20 and Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY) was down 1.02% or 0.34 points to 32.84.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Technicolor (PA:TCH) which rose 14.62% to 1.121, DBV Technologies (PA:DBV) which was up 5.71% to settle at 15.190 and Eurofins Scientific SE (PA:EUFI) which gained 4.24% to close at 398.20.

The worst performers were Elior Group (PA:ELIOR) which was down 3.56% to 12.73 in late trade, Air France KLM SA (PA:AIRF) which lost 3.19% to settle at 11.080 and Gecina SA (PA:GFCP) which was down 2.52% to 127.90 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 345 to 244 and 91 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.86% to 12.77.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.79% or 10.30 to $1288.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.22% or 0.68 to hit $56.48 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.75% or 0.49 to trade at $65.56 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.40% to 1.1328, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8603.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 96.632.