France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.26%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.26%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Basic Materials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.26%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 2.82% or 0.795 points to trade at 29.020 at the close. Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) added 1.78% or 0.74 points to end at 42.24 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) was up 1.66% or 0.45 points to 27.48 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ), which lost 5.17% or 2.32 points to trade at 42.58 in late trade. BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) declined 1.28% or 0.81 points to end at 62.59 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) shed 0.45% or 0.50 points to 110.10.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which rose 6.36% to 35.100, Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was up 3.39% to settle at 155.60 and ALD SA (PA: ALDA ) which gained 3.15% to close at 14.39.

The worst performers were Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) which was down 5.17% to 42.58 in late trade, Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which lost 2.86% to settle at 8.096 and Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was down 1.66% to 4.871 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 289 to 265 and 92 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 6.61% to 12.13.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.02% or 0.30 to $1312.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.97% or 1.35 to hit $69.78 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.67% or 1.23 to trade at $74.85 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.38% to 1.1944, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8826.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 92.50.

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