France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.15%

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© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.15%© Reuters. France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.15% – France stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the added 0.15% to hit a new 5-year high, while the index gained 0.21%.

The best performers of the session on the were Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:), which rose 4.80% or 5.15 points to trade at 112.45 at the close. Meanwhile, STMicroelectronics NV (PA:) added 2.33% or 0.470 points to end at 20.680 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS:) was up 1.64% or 0.230 points to 14.280 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bouygues SA (PA:), which fell 1.83% or 0.71 points to trade at 38.10 at the close. Vinci SA (PA:) declined 1.38% or 1.39 points to end at 99.26 and Carrefour SA (PA:) was down 1.08% or 0.17 points to 15.56.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:) which rose 11.63% to 52.400, Europcar Groupe SA (PA:) which was up 6.38% to settle at 3.37 and Tarkett (PA:) which gained 6.23% to close at 14.66.

The worst performers were SEB SA (PA:) which was down 4.08% to 134.10 in late trade, Worldline SA (PA:) which lost 2.09% to settle at 56.150 and Sopra Steria Group SA (PA:) which was down 1.94% to 121.60 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 308 to 275 and 80 ended unchanged.

Shares in STMicroelectronics NV (PA:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.33% or 0.470 to 20.680.

The , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 3.85% to 13.34.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.65% or 9.85 to $1495.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.45% or 0.82 to hit $55.84 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.26% or 0.78 to trade at $61.24 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.22% to 1.1102, while EUR/GBP fell 0.07% to 0.8631.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 97.495.

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