France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 2.20%

18 Jun 2019

France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 2.20%

– 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 added 2.20% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 2.17%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which rose 6.32% or 0.908 points to trade at 15.282 at the close. Meanwhile, Accor SA (PA:ACCP) added 4.91% or 1.70 points to end at 36.32 and Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) was up 4.72% or 0.60 points to 13.43 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Renault SA (PA:RENA), which fell 2.60% or 1.46 points to trade at 54.73 at the close. Sodexo SA (PA:EXHO) added 0.05% or 0.05 points to end at 104.95 and Publicis Groupe SA (PA:PUBP) was up 0.08% or 0.04 points to 50.22.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which rose 8.10% to 1.661, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) which was up 6.32% to settle at 15.282 and Spie SA (PA:SPIE) which gained 5.77% to close at 16.490.

The worst performers were Renault SA (PA:RENA) which was down 2.60% to 54.73 in late trade, Sopra Steria Group SA (PA:SOPR) which lost 1.77% to settle at 96.85 and Genfit (PA:GNFT) which was down 0.71% to 18.170 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 386 to 183 and 86 ended unchanged.

Shares in Sodexo SA (PA:EXHO) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 0.05% or 0.05 to 104.95.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.55% to 13.76 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.67% or 8.95 to $1351.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 3.68% or 1.92 to hit $54.09 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 2.13% or 1.30 to trade at $62.24 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.14% to 1.1201, while EUR/GBP fell 0.30% to 0.8922.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 97.113.

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