France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.08%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.08%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.08% – France stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the rose 1.08% to hit a new 5-year high, while the index added 1.02%.

The best performers of the session on the were TechnipFMC PLC (PA:), which rose 4.31% or 0.78 points to trade at 18.87 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) added 3.92% or 0.550 points to end at 14.578 and Peugeot SA (PA:) was up 3.38% or 0.79 points to 24.15 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:), which fell 0.77% or 0.180 points to trade at 23.240 at the close. Bouygues SA (PA:) declined 0.65% or 0.25 points to end at 38.21 and Danone SA (PA:) was down 0.49% or 0.36 points to 73.62.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were CGG SA (PA:) which rose 6.50% to 2.260, Faurecia (PA:) which was up 5.91% to settle at 46.60 and Vallourec (PA:) which gained 4.84% to close at 2.425.

The worst performers were Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:) which was down 3.98% to 52.100 in late trade, Virbac SA (PA:) which lost 1.60% to settle at 215.00 and Eutelsat Communications SA (PA:) which was down 1.60% to 16.92 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 372 to 210 and 75 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.69% to 12.75 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.04% or 0.55 to $1511.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.51% or 0.85 to hit $57.05 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.17% or 0.72 to trade at $62.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.21% to 1.1141, while EUR/GBP rose 0.21% to 0.8637.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 97.245.

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