PARIS: France stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Utilities, Healthcare and Technology sectors led shares higher. At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.36%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.34%. The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Engie SA (PA:ENGIE), which rose 2.10% or 0.29 points to trade at 14.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Danone SA (PA:DANO) added 1.56% or 1.04 points to end at 67.46 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) was up 1.31% or 0.250 points to 19.365 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI), which fell 1.58% or 0.35 points to trade at 22.14 at the close. Lafargeholcim Ltd (PA:LHN) declined 0.55% or 0.28 points to end at 50.66 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) was down 0.34% or 0.075 points to 21.895. The top performers on the SBF 120 were Air France KLM SA (PA:AIRF) which rose 3.96% to 12.850, Gemalto (AS:GTO) which was up 2.61% to settle at 44.44 and Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) which gained 2.10% to close at 14.10. The worst performers were BIC (PA:BICP) which was down 1.69% to 101.65 in late trade, TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) which lost 1.58% to settle at 22.14 and Vallourec (PA:VLLP) which was down 1.40% to 4.499 at the close.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 337 to 213 and 104 ended unchanged. Shares in TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.58% or 0.35 to 22.14. Shares in TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.58% or 0.35 to 22.14. The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.46% to 13.75. Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.87% or 11.24 to $1279.16 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.23% or 0.11 to hit $47.48 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.13 to trade at $50.60 a barrel. EUR/USD was down 0.36% to 1.1737, while EUR/GBP rose 0.39% to 0.9122. The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 93.72.