France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.77%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.77%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.77% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 3.03% or 0.825 points to trade at 28.055 at the close. Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) added 1.91% or 1.76 points to end at 93.80 and Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) was up 1.95% or 0.240 points to 12.575 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which lost 9.28% or 10.35 points to trade at 101.20 in late trade. Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) declined 0.74% or 0.12 points to end at 15.48 and Cap Gemini SA (PA: CAPP ) shed 0.64% or 0.70 points to 107.95.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) which rose 3.03% to 28.055, Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which was up 3.01% to settle at 85.45 and Nexans (PA: NEXS ) which gained 2.84% to close at 28.95.

The worst performers were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which was down 9.28% to 101.20 in late trade, GTT (PA: GTT ) which lost 1.33% to settle at 59.35 and Covivio SA (PA: FDR ) which was down 1.23% to 88.40 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 336 to 182 and 121 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.23% to 12.87.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.41% or 5.00 to $1222.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.80% or 0.55 to hit $69.56 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.10% or 0.81 to trade at $74.56 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.32% to 1.1591, while EUR/GBP rose 0.17% to 0.8940.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 94.94.

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