France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.27% By

© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.27% – France stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the gained 0.27%, while the index gained 0.29%.

The best performers of the session on the were Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:), which rose 3.17% or 3.45 points to trade at 112.25 at the close. Meanwhile, Legrand SA (PA:) added 1.76% or 1.34 points to end at 77.44 and Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA:) was up 1.42% or 0.51 points to 36.40 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Renault SA (PA:), which fell 4.26% or 1.47 points to trade at 33.03 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA:) declined 2.59% or 0.75 points to end at 28.20 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA:) was down 1.24% or 0.20 points to 15.90.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Faurecia (PA:) which rose 6.53% to 45.83, Television Francaise 1 SA (PA:) which was up 4.82% to settle at 7.72 and Alstom SA (PA:) which gained 3.50% to close at 50.30.

The worst performers were Renault SA (PA:) which was down 4.26% to 33.03 in late trade, BIC (PA:) which lost 3.01% to settle at 61.15 and SES (PA:) which was down 2.67% to 10.76 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 288 to 280 and 94 ended unchanged.

Shares in Renault SA (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; down 4.26% or 1.47 to 33.03. Shares in Legrand SA (PA:) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.76% or 1.34 to 77.44. Shares in Renault SA (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; down 4.26% or 1.47 to 33.03. Shares in Alstom SA (PA:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 3.50% or 1.70 to 50.30.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 0.16% to 13.41.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.14% or 2.30 to $1584.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.50% or 0.26 to hit $52.58 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.65% or 0.37 to trade at $57.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.0832, while EUR/GBP rose 0.19% to 0.8325.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 99.065.

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