France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.91%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.91%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Industrials , Consumer Goods and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.91%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Safran SA (PA: SAF ), which rose 3.89% or 3.90 points to trade at 104.05 at the close. Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ) added 2.29% or 1.60 points to end at 71.42 and Airbus Group SE (PA: AIR ) was up 2.18% or 2.14 points to 100.26 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Renault SA (PA: RENA ), which lost 0.67% or 0.49 points to trade at 72.83 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 0.67% or 0.170 points to end at 25.110 and Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) shed 0.57% or 0.12 points to 21.00.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Safran SA (PA: SAF ) which rose 3.89% to 104.05, CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was up 2.71% to settle at 2.126 and Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which gained 2.64% to close at 112.70.

The worst performers were Altran Technologies (PA: ALTT ) which was down 3.87% to 12.420 in late trade, Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which lost 3.78% to settle at 31.540 and Metropole TV (PA: MMTP ) which was down 3.49% to 17.13 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 352 to 227 and 89 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 11.67% to 14.96.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.26% or 3.30 to $1254.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.98% or 0.72 to hit $74.17 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.97% or 1.53 to trade at $79.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.95% to 1.1678, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8848.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.76% at 94.28.

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