France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.92%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.92%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 0.92%, while the SBF 120 index gained 0.84%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ), which rose 3.93% or 21.00 points to trade at 554.80 at the close. TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) added 3.76% or 0.95 points to end at 26.24 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) was up 2.70% or 0.62 points to 23.62 in late trade.

Biggest losers included STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which lost 3.84% or 0.610 points to trade at 15.255 in late trade. Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ) declined 1.11% or 0.40 points to end at 35.16 and Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ) shed 0.67% or 0.120 points to 17.805.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which rose 4.38% to 70.35, Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which was up 4.23% to settle at 52.950 and Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ) which gained 3.93% to close at 554.80.

The worst performers were Nexans (PA: NEXS ) which was down 4.02% to 24.60 in late trade, STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) which lost 3.84% to settle at 15.255 and Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which was down 3.61% to 60.000 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 303 to 252 and 102 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.43% to 14.13.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.63% or 7.60 to $1209.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.85% or 1.28 to hit $70.53 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.83% or 0.66 to trade at $79.72 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.16% to 1.1624, while EUR/GBP rose 0.13% to 0.8917.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 94.84.

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