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 Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Utilities and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.46%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Safran SA (PA: SAF ), which rose 5.04% or 5.35 points to trade at 111.50 at the close. EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ) added 3.57% or 3.85 points to end at 111.65 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) was up 2.49% or 0.62 points to 25.54 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which lost 2.00% or 0.34 points to trade at 16.41 in late trade. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) declined 1.89% or 2.98 points to end at 154.66 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) shed 1.34% or 0.255 points to 18.740.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which rose 11.22% to 56.500, Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which was up 5.21% to settle at 70.640 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) which gained 5.04% to close at 111.50.

The worst performers were Solocal Group SA (PA: LOCAL ) which was down 6.06% to 0.620 in late trade, Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which lost 3.91% to settle at 2.137 and Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which was down 3.51% to 60.450 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 329 to 232 and 97 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 4.32% to 19.55.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.06% or 0.70 to $1230.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 3.00% or 1.51 to hit $51.80 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.10% or 1.24 to trade at $60.33 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.05% to 1.1372, while EUR/GBP rose 0.45% to 0.8903.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 96.808.

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