France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.38%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.38%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials , Consumer Goods and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.38% to hit a new 3-month high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which rose 3.32% or 2.76 points to trade at 85.80 at the close. Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) added 2.10% or 2.34 points to end at 113.70 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) was up 1.48% or 1.75 points to 120.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Accor SA (PA: ACCP ), which lost 1.66% or 0.64 points to trade at 37.94 in late trade. Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) declined 1.64% or 0.54 points to end at 32.41 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) shed 0.95% or 1.36 points to 142.42.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Sopra Steria Group SA (PA: SOPR ) which rose 17.80% to 106.90, Edenred (PA: EDEN ) which was up 5.24% to settle at 39.80 and Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which gained 3.48% to close at 8.315.

The worst performers were Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which was down 7.98% to 7.14 in late trade, Eramet SA (PA: ERMT ) which lost 5.10% to settle at 49.16 and Eutelsat Communications SA (PA: ETL ) which was down 4.73% to 18.22 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 286 to 285 and 99 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.29% to 14.16.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.37% or 4.85 to $1332.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.58% or 0.33 to hit $57.29 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $67.11 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.13% to 1.1348, while EUR/GBP fell 0.01% to 0.8681.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 96.308.

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