France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.54%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.54%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.54% – France stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the added 0.54%, while the index climbed 0.56%.

The best performers of the session on the were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:), which rose 2.88% or 0.444 points to trade at 15.844 at the close. Meanwhile, Atos SE (PA:) added 2.40% or 1.78 points to end at 76.08 and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA:) was up 2.02% or 8.00 points to 404.25 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Thales (PA:), which fell 1.08% or 0.98 points to trade at 90.00 at the close. Renault SA (PA:) declined 0.76% or 0.34 points to end at 43.80 and Pernod Ricard SA (PA:) was down 0.72% or 1.20 points to 165.30.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ipsen SA (PA:) which rose 5.52% to 102.30, Sartorius Stedim Biotech SA (PA:) which was up 4.76% to settle at 140.90 and Alten SA (PA:) which gained 3.96% to close at 105.00.

The worst performers were Genfit (PA:) which was down 2.94% to 13.550 in late trade, SES (PA:) which lost 2.01% to settle at 12.21 and Thales (PA:) which was down 1.08% to 90.00 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 354 to 249 and 73 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 9.90% to 11.42.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.51% or 7.55 to $1462.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.07% or 0.04 to hit $57.81 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $62.36 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.14% to 1.1006, while EUR/GBP fell 0.59% to 0.8538.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 98.270.

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