France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.49%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.49%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.49%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which rose 2.78% or 1.94 points to trade at 71.62 at the close. Dassault Systemes (PA: DAST ) added 2.46% or 2.50 points to end at 104.30 and Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ) was up 2.28% or 2.40 points to 107.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ), which lost 1.64% or 1.45 points to trade at 87.20 in late trade. Safran SA (PA: SAF ) declined 0.79% or 0.85 points to end at 106.35 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) shed 0.66% or 0.080 points to 12.030.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Plastic Omnium (PA: PLOF ) which rose 3.79% to 19.84, Trigano (PA: TRIA ) which was up 3.77% to settle at 83.85 and Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which gained 3.45% to close at 71.460.

The worst performers were Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which was down 7.50% to 18.500 in late trade, Natixis (PA: CNAT ) which lost 6.33% to settle at 4.171 and Nexans (PA: NEXS ) which was down 5.25% to 23.46 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 291 to 279 and 92 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.68% to 19.37.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.26% or 3.20 to $1256.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 3.15% or 1.47 to hit $48.07 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.22% or 1.25 to trade at $57.51 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.55% to 1.1425, while EUR/GBP rose 0.40% to 0.9025.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 96.102.

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