France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.70% By

© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.70% – 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 0.70%, while the index gained 0.66%.

The best performers of the session on the were Thales (PA:), which rose 3.02% or 3.40 points to trade at 116.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Dassault Systemes SE (PA:) added 2.80% or 1.24 points to end at 45.58 and Capgemini SE (PA:) was up 2.78% or 5.55 points to 205.40 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were AXA SA (PA:), which fell 1.98% or 0.53 points to trade at 26.24 at the close. Societe Generale SA (PA:) declined 1.64% or 0.40 points to end at 24.00 and Vinci SA (PA:) was down 1.61% or 1.51 points to 92.15.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Solutions 30 SE (PA:) which rose 5.97% to 7.95, Mcphy Energy (PA:) which was up 5.68% to settle at 20.09 and Inter Parfums Inc. (PA:) which gained 5.49% to close at 57.60.

The worst performers were CGG SA (PA:) which was down 4.81% to 1.00 in late trade, Vallourec (PA:) which lost 3.92% to settle at 11.53 and Klepierre SA (PA:) which was down 3.12% to 23.29 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 341 to 221 and 84 ended unchanged.

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 June delivery was up 0.42% or 8.10 to $1,931.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.42% or 2.40 to hit $101.67 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.80% or 1.88 to trade at $106.27 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.71% to 1.10, while EUR/GBP fell 0.61% to 0.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 98.99.

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