France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.81%

Aug 07, 2018

France stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.81% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.71%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which rose 2.90% or 0.790 points to trade at 28.020 at the close. Meanwhile, Kering SA (PA:PRTP) added 1.97% or 9.00 points to end at 466.70 and Publicis Groupe SA (PA:PUBP) was up 1.85% or 1.00 points to 55.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Atos SE (PA:ATOS), which fell 10.41% or 11.61 points to trade at 99.94 at the close. Vivendi SA (PA:VIV) declined 0.64% or 0.14 points to end at 21.81 and Legrand SA (PA:LEGD) was down 0.63% or 0.40 points to 62.84.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Tarkett (PA:TKTT) which rose 4.10% to 24.36, Nexans (PA:NEXS) which was up 4.01% to settle at 29.28 and Faurecia (PA:EPED) which gained 3.47% to close at 56.10.

The worst performers were Atos SE (PA:ATOS) which was down 10.41% to 99.94 in late trade, GTT (PA:GTT) which lost 1.66% to settle at 59.15 and Dassault Systemes (PA:DAST) which was down 1.56% to 126.60 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 339 to 220 and 102 ended unchanged.

Shares in Atos SE (PA:ATOS) fell to 52-week lows; down 10.41% or 11.61 to 99.94. Shares in Atos SE (PA:ATOS) fell to 52-week lows; falling 10.41% or 11.61 to 99.94.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.99% to 12.77.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.20% or 2.40 to $1220.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.30% or 0.21 to hit $69.22 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.94% or 0.69 to trade at $74.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.34% to 1.1593, while EUR/GBP rose 0.29% to 0.8951.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 94.99.