France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.95%

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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.95% © Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.95%

Investing.com – 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 1.95%, while the index gained 1.91%.

The best performers of the session on the were Renault SA (EPA:), which rose 4.31% or 1.26 points to trade at 30.64 at the close. Meanwhile, BNP Paribas SA (EPA:) added 3.86% or 1.88 points to end at 50.56 and Airbus Group SE (EPA:) was up 3.84% or 3.69 points to 99.69 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Worldline SA (EPA:), which fell 0.41% or 0.19 points to trade at 46.67 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (EPA:) declined 0.08% or 0.03 points to end at 36.91 and Teleperformance SE (EPA:) was up 0.20% or 0.60 points to 296.80.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (EPA:) which rose 9.29% to 11.41, Atos SE (EPA:) which was up 5.84% to settle at 9.83 and CGG SA (EPA:) which gained 5.46% to close at 0.97.

The worst performers were Orpea SA (EPA:) which was down 21.54% to 16.45 in late trade, Korian Medica SA (EPA:) which lost 3.25% to settle at 12.19 and Mcphy Energy (EPA:) which was down 3.08% to 10.54 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 371 to 179 and 86 ended unchanged.

Shares in Orpea SA (EPA:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 21.54% or 4.51 to 16.45. Shares in Korian Medica SA (EPA:) fell to 5-year lows; down 3.25% or 0.41 to 12.19. Shares in Mcphy Energy (EPA:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 3.08% or 0.34 to 10.54.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.96 a new 52-week high.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.83% or 14.30 to $1,742.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.00% or 0.87 to hit $87.66 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.07% or 0.99 to trade at $93.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.05% to 1.01, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.03% to 0.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.85% at 107.81.

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