France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.43%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.43%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Consumer Services and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.43%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ), which rose 2.45% or 2.50 points to trade at 104.70 at the close. Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) added 1.51% or 0.184 points to end at 12.398 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) was up 1.46% or 0.390 points to 27.050 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which lost 2.60% or 0.93 points to trade at 34.78 in late trade. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) declined 1.48% or 1.55 points to end at 103.20 and Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ) shed 1.21% or 6.80 points to 557.40.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which rose 18.09% to 1.234, Altran Technologies (PA: ALTT ) which was up 9.13% to settle at 8.125 and Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which gained 4.08% to close at 19.660.

The worst performers were Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which was down 5.44% to 50.400 in late trade, Bureau Veritas (PA: BVI ) which lost 3.41% to settle at 21.55 and Metropole TV (PA: MMTP ) which was down 3.37% to 16.93 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 314 to 260 and 100 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 5.69% to 13.36.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.33% or 4.00 to $1203.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.36% or 0.27 to hit $75.50 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.63% or 0.53 to trade at $85.33 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1521, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.8868.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.36.

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