France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.62%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.62%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.62%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which rose 3.61% or 0.545 points to trade at 15.635 at the close. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) added 2.88% or 3.15 points to end at 112.40 and Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) was up 2.40% or 0.77 points to 32.92 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ), which lost 2.60% or 0.295 points to trade at 11.070 in late trade. Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) declined 1.93% or 2.05 points to end at 104.35 and Renault SA (PA: RENA ) shed 0.98% or 0.52 points to 52.59.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which rose 4.52% to 38.85, Eiffage SA (PA: FOUG ) which was up 4.33% to settle at 90.66 and Ipsen SA (PA: IPN ) which gained 3.71% to close at 109.00.

The worst performers were Eutelsat Communications SA (PA: ETL ) which was down 6.33% to 15.31 in late trade, Metropole Television SA (PA: MMTP ) which lost 4.09% to settle at 16.66 and Trigano SA (PA: TRIA ) which was down 3.38% to 72.80 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 306 to 248 and 81 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 9.18% to 15.23.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.18% or 2.35 to $1298.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.37% or 0.23 to hit $62.01 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.83% or 0.59 to trade at $71.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.04% to 1.1207, while EUR/GBP rose 0.32% to 0.8711.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.328.

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