France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.46%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.46%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Technology and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.46%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 4.62% or 1.65 points to trade at 37.35 at the close. Renault SA (PA: RENA ) added 2.86% or 2.05 points to end at 73.73 and Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) was up 2.05% or 1.84 points to 91.78 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ), which lost 1.55% or 0.34 points to trade at 21.55 in late trade. Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) declined 1.23% or 0.220 points to end at 17.605 and L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ) shed 0.74% or 1.50 points to 201.90.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Casino Guichard (PA: CASP ) which rose 6.82% to 32.89, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which was up 5.09% to settle at 25.200 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which gained 4.62% to close at 37.35.

The worst performers were CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was down 3.35% to 2.250 in late trade, Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which lost 2.21% to settle at 68.450 and Ipsen (PA: IPN ) which was down 1.85% to 148.70 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 321 to 252 and 91 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 5.47% to 12.74.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.71% or 8.60 to $1199.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.77% or 0.53 to hit $69.12 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.17% or 0.13 to trade at $78.31 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.47% to 1.1635, while EUR/GBP fell 0.21% to 0.8900.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 94.91.

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