France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.68%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.68%
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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 added 0.68%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ), which rose 3.84% or 1.22 points to trade at 32.99 at the close. Vinci SA (PA: SGEF ) added 2.40% or 1.70 points to end at 72.68 and Accor SA (PA: ACCP ) was up 1.78% or 0.66 points to 37.64 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AXA SA (PA: AXAF ), which lost 1.26% or 0.25 points to trade at 19.72 in late trade. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) declined 1.20% or 0.145 points to end at 11.965 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) shed 1.08% or 0.20 points to 17.91.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were ALD SA (PA: ALDA ) which rose 4.68% to 11.19, Iliad (PA: ILD ) which was up 4.03% to settle at 124.05 and Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) which gained 3.84% to close at 32.99.

The worst performers were Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which was down 4.03% to 17.610 in late trade, Dassault Aviation SA (PA: AVMD ) which lost 3.36% to settle at 1266.00 and Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which was down 3.23% to 11.98 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 315 to 275 and 88 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 13.32% to 20.98.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.59% or 7.30 to $1250.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.21% or 2.17 to hit $53.66 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 4.61% or 2.77 to trade at $62.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1385, while EUR/GBP rose 0.61% to 0.8954.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 96.735.

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