France shares increased at shut of commerce; CAC 40 up 0.08% – France stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Oil & Gas and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.08%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.13%.

The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA:SGOB), which rose 1.72% or 0.54 points to trade at 31.92 at the close. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) added 1.48% or 0.280 points to end at 19.250 and Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR) was up 1.43% or 1.62 points to 114.58 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW), which fell 0.93% or 1.36 points to trade at 144.64 at the close. Vinci SA (PA:SGEF) declined 0.92% or 0.78 points to end at 84.04 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA:MICP) was down 0.84% or 0.85 points to 100.70.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Spie SA (PA:SPIE) which rose 8.60% to 15.280, Tarkett (PA:TKTT) which was up 5.82% to settle at 18.54 and CGG SA (PA:GEPH) which gained 4.76% to close at 1.627.

The worst performers were Sopra Steria Group SA (PA:SOPR) which was down 2.62% to 104.00 in late trade, Rothschild & Co SCA (PA:ROTH) which lost 2.11% to settle at 30.150 and Eutelsat Communications SA (PA:ETL) which was down 1.77% to 16.66 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 293 to 265 and 106 ended unchanged.

Shares in Airbus Group SE (PA:AIR) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.43% or 1.62 to 114.58.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.26% to 13.19.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.71% or 9.15 to $1300.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.23% or 0.13 to hit $56.92 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.17% or 0.11 to trade at $66.69 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.47% to 1.1300, while EUR/GBP rose 1.05% to 0.8640.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 96.887.