France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.61%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.61%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials , Healthcare and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.61% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ), which rose 3.24% or 3.40 points to trade at 108.48 at the close. Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) added 2.66% or 0.97 points to end at 37.50 and Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ) was up 2.27% or 2.50 points to 112.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sodexo (PA: EXHO ), which lost 2.42% or 2.24 points to trade at 90.14 in late trade. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) declined 1.55% or 0.255 points to end at 16.185 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) shed 1.43% or 0.395 points to 27.320.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Neopost (PA: NPOS ) which rose 3.53% to 25.20, Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) which was up 3.24% to settle at 108.48 and Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) which gained 2.66% to close at 37.50.

The worst performers were Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which was down 4.72% to 20.580 in late trade, Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which lost 4.41% to settle at 68.250 and GTT (PA: GTT ) which was down 2.96% to 60.70 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 289 to 286 and 101 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.31% to 12.31.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.55% or 6.60 to $1198.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.62% or 0.45 to hit $71.83 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.22% or 0.18 to trade at $81.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.18% to 1.1746, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8917.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 93.85.

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