France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.69%
Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.69% to hit a new 3-month high, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.66%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 3.68% or 1.00 points to trade at 28.16 at the close. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) added 3.59% or 0.75 points to end at 21.62 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) was up 2.83% or 0.61 points to 22.18 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which lost 0.94% or 0.17 points to trade at 17.90 in late trade. Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) declined 0.63% or 0.47 points to end at 74.20 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) shed 0.26% or 0.22 points to 82.86.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Metropole Television SA (PA: MMTP ) which rose 9.34% to 15.69, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which was up 6.93% to settle at 14.510 and Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which gained 6.12% to close at 11.010.
The worst performers were Nexity (PA: NEXI ) which was down 6.84% to 39.76 in late trade, Vicat (PA: VCTP ) which lost 6.52% to settle at 41.28 and Rothschild & Co SCA (PA: ROTH ) which was down 2.59% to 28.250 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 314 to 248 and 93 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.49% to 14.24.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.25% or 3.35 to $1348.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.47% or 0.83 to hit $57.28 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.01% or 0.67 to trade at $67.12 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.25% to 1.1368, while EUR/GBP rose 0.10% to 0.8688.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 96.162.
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