France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.03%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Foods & Drugs , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.03% to hit a new 52-week high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ), which rose 1.97% or 2.20 points to trade at 113.80 at the close. Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) added 1.78% or 0.195 points to end at 11.120 and BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) was up 1.12% or 0.47 points to 43.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ), which lost 1.95% or 2.85 points to trade at 143.55 in late trade. Sodexo SA (PA: EXHO ) declined 0.95% or 1.00 points to end at 104.20 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) shed 0.94% or 0.21 points to 22.10.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which rose 17.86% to 19.860, Trigano SA (PA: TRIA ) which was up 4.16% to settle at 98.95 and Vicat (PA: VCTP ) which gained 2.79% to close at 44.20.

The worst performers were SES (PA: SESFd ) which was down 2.29% to 13.65 in late trade, Dassault Systemes SE (PA: DAST ) which lost 1.95% to settle at 143.55 and Electricite de France SA (PA: EDF ) which was down 1.41% to 11.19 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 288 to 277 and 94 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.32% to 11.64.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.20% or 2.85 to $1418.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.94% or 0.54 to hit $56.80 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.69% or 0.44 to trade at $63.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1279, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8964.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.350.

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