France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.18%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.18%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Utilities and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.18%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ), which rose 2.34% or 0.440 points to trade at 19.220 at the close. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) added 1.54% or 4.35 points to end at 287.60 and Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ) was up 1.12% or 5.80 points to 525.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ), which lost 1.56% or 1.65 points to trade at 104.15 in late trade. Renault SA (PA: RENA ) declined 1.38% or 1.04 points to end at 74.45 and Total SA (PA: TOTF ) shed 0.76% or 0.41 points to 53.31.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Trigano (PA: TRIA ) which rose 6.23% to 121.10, ALD SA (PA: ALDA ) which was up 5.11% to settle at 15.63 and Eurazeo (PA: EURA ) which gained 4.91% to close at 67.35.

The worst performers were GTT (PA: GTT ) which was down 5.73% to 47.06 in late trade, Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which lost 5.23% to settle at 77.050 and Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 2.93% to 1.062 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 295 to 276 and 91 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 7.75% to 13.19.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.26% or 3.30 to $1255.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.19% or 0.87 to hit $73.81 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.25% or 0.19 to trade at $77.20 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.38% to 1.1735, while EUR/GBP rose 0.01% to 0.8845.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 93.81.

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