France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.99%

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.99%

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.99%
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 17:00

Investing.com – France stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Foods&Drugs, Gas&Water and General Financial sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.99%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.90%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which rose 5.46% or 0.646 points to trade at 12.476 at the close. Meanwhile, TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) added 3.41% or 0.73 points to end at 22.14 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA:STM) was up 2.99% or 0.470 points to 16.190 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kering SA (PA:PRTP), which fell 1.97% or 8.85 points to trade at 439.95 at the close. Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) declined 0.73% or 0.12 points to end at 15.59 and Pernod Ricard SA (PA:PERP) was down 0.57% or 0.90 points to 155.80.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which rose 7.22% to 1.737, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) which was up 5.46% to settle at 12.476 and Vallourec (PA:VLLP) which gained 4.27% to close at 2.614.

The worst performers were Maisons du Monde SAS (PA:MDM) which was down 2.61% to 16.400 in late trade, Groupe FNAC (PA:FNAC) which lost 2.25% to settle at 60.750 and Getlink SE (PA:GETP) which was down 2.24% to 12.680 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 290 to 250 and 110 ended unchanged.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 5.60% to 17.26.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.25% or 3.75 to $1513.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 3.93% or 2.16 to hit $57.09 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 4.80% or 2.81 to trade at $61.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.29% to 1.1180, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.9269.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 97.593.

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