France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.44%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.44%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.44% – 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 0.44%, while the index gained 0.28%.

The best performers of the session on the were Carrefour SA (PA:), which rose 4.12% or 0.65 points to trade at 16.29 at the close. Meanwhile, L’Oreal SA (PA:) added 2.70% or 6.50 points to end at 247.50 and Sanofi SA (PA:) was up 1.98% or 1.66 points to 85.59 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Peugeot SA (PA:), which fell 4.28% or 0.75 points to trade at 16.75 at the close. Capgemini SE (PA:) declined 3.73% or 3.70 points to end at 95.52 and Renault SA (PA:) was down 3.23% or 0.85 points to 25.64.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Carrefour SA (PA:) which rose 4.12% to 16.29, Remy Cointreau (PA:) which was up 3.56% to settle at 94.50 and Teleperformance SE (PA:) which gained 3.46% to close at 227.40.

The worst performers were SES (PA:) which was down 30.08% to 7.26 in late trade, Air France KLM SA (PA:) which lost 7.79% to settle at 6.37 and Europcar Groupe SA (PA:) which was down 7.45% to 3.18 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 339 to 254 and 71 ended unchanged.

Shares in Peugeot SA (PA:) fell to 3-years lows; down 4.28% or 0.75 to 16.75. Shares in Capgemini SE (PA:) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.73% or 3.70 to 95.52. Shares in Renault SA (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 3.23% or 0.85 to 25.64. Shares in SES (PA:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 30.08% or 3.12 to 7.26. Shares in Air France KLM SA (PA:) fell to 3-years lows; down 7.79% or 0.54 to 6.37.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 10.84% to 32.27.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 2.07% or 32.45 to $1599.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 5.21% or 2.33 to hit $47.09 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 4.97% or 2.47 to trade at $52.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 1.40% to 1.1179, while EUR/GBP rose 1.72% to 0.8728.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.93% at 97.170.

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