Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Technology and Industrials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.84%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.75%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:MICP), which rose 13.05% or 11.84 points to trade at 102.60 at the close. Meanwhile, STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) added 5.36% or 0.745 points to end at 14.650 and Kering SA (PA:PRTP) was up 3.28% or 14.80 points to 465.80 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Dassault Systemes (PA:DAST), which fell 1.53% or 1.95 points to trade at 125.90 at the close. Publicis Groupe SA (PA:PUBP) declined 1.33% or 0.65 points to end at 48.13 and Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) was down 1.27% or 1.90 points to 147.90.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:MICP) which rose 13.05% to 102.60, Rothschild&Co SCA (PA:ROTH) which was up 5.71% to settle at 28.700 and CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which gained 5.50% to close at 1.630.
The worst performers were Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) which was down 2.94% to 66.800 in late trade, Altran Technologies (PA:ALTT) which lost 2.92% to settle at 7.475 and Elis Services SA (PA:ELIS) which was down 2.79% to 13.59 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 325 to 244 and 100 ended unchanged.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 10.50% to 14.30.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.07% or 0.95 to $1312.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.02% or 1.06 to hit $53.47 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.97% or 1.21 to trade at $62.72 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.41% to 1.1321, while EUR/GBP rose 0.14% to 0.8784.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 96.580.