Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology, Consumer Services and Utilities sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 1.15%, while the SBF 120 index gained 1.25%.
The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Capgemini SE (PA:CAPP), which rose 3.77% or 3.18 points to trade at 87.48 at the close. Meanwhile, Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR) added 3.70% or 3.09 points to end at 86.65 and Kering SA (PA:PRTP) was up 3.56% or 14.10 points to 410.50 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Orange SA (PA:ORAN), which fell 2.96% or 0.42 points to trade at 13.78 at the close. Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY) declined 1.94% or 0.60 points to end at 30.30 and Total SA (PA:TOTF) was down 0.21% or 0.10 points to 47.20.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which rose 8.98% to 19.050, Altran Technologies (PA:ALTT) which was up 6.91% to settle at 7.275 and Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) which gained 6.53% to close at 75.320.
The worst performers were Orange SA (PA:ORAN) which was down 2.96% to 13.78 in late trade, Technicolor (PA:TCH) which lost 2.79% to settle at 0.925 and Iliad (PA:ILD) which was down 2.38% to 118.95 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 420 to 165 and 81 ended unchanged.
The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 5.53% to 18.95.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.24% or 3.10 to $1286.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.47% or 1.20 to hit $49.72 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.23% or 1.28 to trade at $58.61 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.18% to 1.1453, while EUR/GBP rose 0.32% to 0.9005.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 95.433.