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%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.18%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Renault SA (PA: RENA ), which rose 2.28% or 1.35 points to trade at 60.45 at the close. Safran SA (PA: SAF ) added 2.25% or 2.40 points to end at 108.85 and Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) was up 2.01% or 0.62 points to 31.77 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 3.10% or 0.638 points to trade at 19.942 in late trade. Total SA (PA: TOTF ) declined 3.01% or 1.48 points to end at 47.59 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) shed 2.79% or 0.57 points to 19.85.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which rose 12.11% to 75.00, Trigano (PA: TRIA ) which was up 4.52% to settle at 86.75 and GTT (PA: GTT ) which gained 4.15% to close at 66.50.

The worst performers were CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was down 5.07% to 1.293 in late trade, Solocal Group SA (PA: LOCAL ) which lost 4.15% to settle at 0.554 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which was down 3.10% to 19.942 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 338 to 237 and 101 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.65% to 19.08.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.36% or 4.40 to $1223.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 6.50% or 3.55 to hit $51.08 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 5.61% or 3.51 to trade at $59.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.61% to 1.1334, while EUR/GBP fell 0.15% to 0.8843.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 96.822.

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