Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare, Industrials and Technology sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.97%, while the SBF 120 index gained 1.03%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI), which rose 5.24% or 1.04 points to trade at 20.89 at the close. Meanwhile, Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA:SGOB) added 4.06% or 1.29 points to end at 33.06 and Atos SE (PA:ATOS) was up 3.86% or 2.76 points to 74.28 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Hermes International SCA (PA:HRMS), which fell 1.66% or 8.20 points to trade at 485.40 at the close. Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) declined 1.08% or 0.18 points to end at 16.48 and Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) was down 0.73% or 0.58 points to 78.90.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (PA:VLLP) which rose 14.54% to 1.946, Iliad (PA:ILD) which was up 8.00% to settle at 117.50 and Eurofins Scientific (PA:EUFI) which gained 7.91% to close at 379.20.
The worst performers were Eramet (PA:ERMT) which was down 3.93% to 72.05 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which lost 3.16% to settle at 18.690 and Hermes International SCA (PA:HRMS) which was down 1.66% to 485.40 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 394 to 191 and 89 ended unchanged.
Shares in Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) fell to 52-week lows; losing 3.16% or 0.610 to 18.690.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.75% to 18.56.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.04% or 0.50 to $1228.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.30% or 1.16 to hit $51.58 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.56% or 1.51 to trade at $60.55 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.1342, while EUR/GBP fell 0.02% to 0.8846.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 96.882.