France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.67%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.67%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.67%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Worldline SA (PA: WLN ), which rose 2.79% or 1.400 points to trade at 51.500 at the close. Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ) added 2.78% or 2.00 points to end at 73.90 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) was up 2.14% or 2.55 points to 121.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ), which lost 4.59% or 0.490 points to trade at 10.185 in late trade. Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) declined 1.73% or 8.50 points to end at 482.70 and Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) shed 1.07% or 0.18 points to 16.68.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA: CASP ) which rose 7.48% to 30.03, Eramet SA (PA: ERMT ) which was up 3.97% to settle at 51.88 and Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which gained 3.43% to close at 21.720.

The worst performers were Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) which was down 4.59% to 10.185 in late trade, Amundi SA (PA: AMUN ) which lost 3.85% to settle at 57.45 and Rexel (PA: RXL ) which was down 3.84% to 10.01 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 353 to 205 and 79 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 6.76% to 16.20.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.11% or 1.45 to $1283.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.60% or 0.35 to hit $58.26 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.68% or 0.46 to trade at $68.22 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.22% to 1.1205, while EUR/GBP fell 0.22% to 0.8813.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 97.475.

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