France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.21%
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 0.21%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.30%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 6.65% or 2.05 points to trade at 32.88 at the close. Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) added 3.70% or 1.90 points to end at 53.24 and Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) was up 3.50% or 2.58 points to 76.20 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ), which lost 5.04% or 5.75 points to trade at 108.25 in late trade. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) declined 2.08% or 0.345 points to end at 16.215 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) shed 2.00% or 0.396 points to 19.400.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Ipsos (PA: ISOS ) which rose 14.10% to 26.30, Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which was up 7.59% to settle at 117.70 and SES (PA: SESFd ) which gained 7.46% to close at 15.12.
The worst performers were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 8.92% to 1.072 in late trade, Ipsen SA (PA: IPN ) which lost 8.51% to settle at 105.30 and Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA: CASP ) which was down 5.68% to 35.53 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 328 to 253 and 84 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.64% to 12.75.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.82% or 10.45 to $1290.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 3.97% or 2.59 to hit $62.62 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 4.06% or 3.02 to trade at $71.33 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.29% to 1.1162, while EUR/GBP rose 0.05% to 0.8631.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 97.648.
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