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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.40%

Published 2019/05/08, 19:00
France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.40%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Utilities, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.40%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA:ATOS), which rose 2.93% or 1.94 points to trade at 68.24 at the close. Kering SA (PA:PRTP) added 1.68% or 8.50 points to end at 515.70 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA:FTI) was up 1.58% or 0.32 points to 20.58 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE), which lost 2.45% or 0.530 points to trade at 21.070 in late trade. Sodexo SA (PA:EXHO) declined 1.72% or 1.75 points to end at 100.25 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) shed 0.94% or 1.40 points to 148.15.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Iliad (PA:ILD) which rose 4.69% to 103.45, Atos SE (PA:ATOS) which was up 2.93% to settle at 68.24 and Ubisoft Entertainment (PA:UBIP) which gained 2.59% to close at 83.200.

The worst performers were Air France KLM SA (PA:AIRF) which was down 2.77% to 8.974 in late trade, Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA:VIE) which lost 2.45% to settle at 21.070 and Solvay SA (BR:SOLB) which was down 2.34% to 94.46 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 302 to 250 and 96 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 6.76% to 16.74.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.35% or 4.55 to $1281.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.98% or 0.60 to hit $62.00 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.72% or 0.50 to trade at $70.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.1189, while EUR/GBP rose 0.54% to 0.8603.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 97.398.

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