France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.56%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.56%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Financials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.56%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 4.28% or 1.61 points to trade at 39.27 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 3.93% or 1.020 points to end at 26.950 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) was up 3.08% or 0.75 points to 25.14 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ), which lost 2.09% or 0.26 points to trade at 12.17 in late trade. Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) declined 1.46% or 0.255 points to end at 17.225 and Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ) shed 1.31% or 7.20 points to 543.00.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which rose 5.22% to 53.64, Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which was up 4.28% to settle at 39.27 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which gained 3.93% to close at 26.950.

The worst performers were Trigano (PA: TRIA ) which was down 8.96% to 115.90 in late trade, Tarkett (PA: TKTT ) which lost 6.16% to settle at 22.54 and GTT (PA: GTT ) which was down 5.35% to 64.55 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 291 to 269 and 102 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.11% to 12.79.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.48% or 5.80 to $1208.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.08% or 0.75 to hit $70.34 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.18% or 0.14 to trade at $79.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.16% to 1.1684, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8875.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 94.07.

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