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France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.43%

Published 02/01/2022, 01:00 PM
© Reuters.  France stocks higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.43%

Investing.com – 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 rose 1.43%, while the SBF 120 index added 1.41%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which rose 5.73% or 1.50 points to trade at 27.70 at the close. Meanwhile, Worldline SA (PA:WLN) added 4.78% or 2.04 points to end at 44.73 and Safran SA (PA:SAF) was up 4.09% or 4.36 points to 110.98 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Orange SA (PA:ORAN), which fell 1.38% or 0.14 points to trade at 10.28 at the close. Alstom SA (PA:ALSO) declined 1.36% or 0.39 points to end at 28.26 and Sanofi SA (PA:SASY) was down 1.25% or 1.16 points to 91.59.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) which rose 5.82% to 6.07, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) which was up 5.73% to settle at 27.70 and Korian Medica SA (PA:KORI) which gained 5.57% to close at 20.48.

The worst performers were BIC (PA:BICP) which was down 2.26% to 49.36 in late trade, Orange SA (PA:ORAN) which lost 1.38% to settle at 10.28 and Alstom SA (PA:ALSO) which was down 1.36% to 28.26 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 400 to 176 and 73 ended unchanged.

Shares in Alstom SA (PA:ALSO) fell to 3-years lows; losing 1.36% or 0.39 to 28.26. Shares in Alstom SA (PA:ALSO) fell to 3-years lows; down 1.36% or 0.39 to 28.26.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96 a new 52-week high.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.45% or 8.15 to $1803.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.11% or 0.10 to hit $88.05 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.09% or 0.08 to trade at $89.18 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.11% to 1.1245, while EUR/GBP fell 0.30% to 0.8325.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 96.415.

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