Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Gas&Water, General Financial and Foods&Drugs sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.81% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.70%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Safran SA (PA:SAF), which rose 2.52% or 2.80 points to trade at 113.75 at the close. Meanwhile, L’Oreal SA (PA:OREP) added 2.34% or 4.70 points to end at 205.90 and Vivendi SA (PA:VIV) was up 2.22% or 0.48 points to 22.14 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Valeo SA (PA:VLOF), which fell 2.83% or 0.77 points to trade at 26.42 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) declined 1.67% or 0.235 points to end at 13.835 and Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA:SGOB) was down 0.89% or 0.28 points to 30.61.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Sartorius Stedim Biotech (PA:STDM) which rose 15.20% to 102.30, SEB SA (PA:SEBF) which was up 3.38% to settle at 137.50 and Neopost (PA:NPOS) which gained 3.15% to close at 22.30.
The worst performers were SCOR SE (PA:SCOR) which was down 11.41% to 36.48 in late trade, Faurecia (PA:EPED) which lost 3.47% to settle at 37.56 and Iliad (PA:ILD) which was down 2.94% to 98.86 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 304 to 261 and 107 ended unchanged.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.33% to 15.57.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.36% or 4.75 to $1307.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.67% or 1.39 to hit $53.38 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.61% or 1.56 to trade at $61.37 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1421, while EUR/GBP rose 0.20% to 0.8697.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 95.520.