France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.08%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.08%

Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Basic Materials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.08%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which rose 1.28% or 0.33 points to trade at 26.43 at the close. Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) added 1.11% or 0.20 points to end at 17.74 and Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) was up 0.84% or 1.10 points to 131.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cap Gemini SA (PA: CAPP ), which lost 0.77% or 0.77 points to trade at 98.75 in late trade. Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) declined 0.71% or 0.100 points to end at 13.900 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) shed 0.65% or 0.80 points to 121.45.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which rose 3.84% to 5.060, GTT (PA: GTT ) which was up 3.65% to settle at 51.30 and Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which gained 2.34% to close at 101.350.

The worst performers were ALD SA (PA: ALDA ) which was down 2.15% to 12.95 in late trade, SES (PA: SESFd ) which lost 1.50% to settle at 13.45 and Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which was down 1.49% to 59.490 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 320 to 311 and 75 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 7.68% to 11.58.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.26% or 3.30 to $1290.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.70% or 0.42 to hit $59.55 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.83% or 0.55 to trade at $65.91 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.35% to 1.1900, while EUR/GBP rose 0.17% to 0.8881.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 92.59.

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