France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.84%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.84%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials , Consumer Goods and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.84%, while the SBF 120 index added 0.88%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 5.79% or 1.52 points to trade at 27.77 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) added 5.63% or 0.640 points to end at 12.010 and Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) was up 3.80% or 3.32 points to 90.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ), which lost 1.36% or 1.45 points to trade at 105.15 in late trade. L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ) declined 0.81% or 1.60 points to end at 197.05 and Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) shed 0.69% or 0.21 points to 30.09.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Trigano (PA: TRIA ) which rose 14.28% to 84.85, CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was up 13.02% to settle at 1.467 and Plastic Omnium (PA: PLOF ) which gained 10.82% to close at 23.25.

The worst performers were Aeroports de Paris SA (PA: ADP ) which was down 4.57% to 162.90 in late trade, Mercialys SA (PA: MERY ) which lost 3.52% to settle at 12.33 and Iliad (PA: ILD ) which was down 3.36% to 114.95 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 408 to 170 and 86 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 0.98% to 18.77 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.26% or 3.35 to $1289.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 4.38% or 2.18 to hit $51.96 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 3.97% or 2.33 to trade at $61.05 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.78% to 1.1529, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.9030.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.61% at 94.893.

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