France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.95%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.95%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.95% to hit a new 1-month high, while the SBF 120 index added 0.86%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ), which rose 6.87% or 17.85 points to trade at 277.60 at the close. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) added 6.64% or 5.02 points to end at 80.62 and Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) was up 3.32% or 13.90 points to 432.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sodexo (PA: EXHO ), which lost 2.87% or 2.70 points to trade at 91.30 in late trade. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) declined 1.07% or 0.15 points to end at 13.89 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) shed 0.84% or 0.17 points to 20.13.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Alten (PA: LTEN ) which rose 9.68% to 85.00, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) which was up 6.87% to settle at 277.60 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which gained 6.64% to close at 80.62.

The worst performers were Sartorius Stedim Biotech (PA: STDM ) which was down 4.50% to 97.70 in late trade, Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) which lost 4.42% to settle at 45.400 and Sodexo (PA: EXHO ) which was down 2.87% to 91.30 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 317 to 253 and 95 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.80% to 15.85.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.09% or 1.20 to $1310.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.70% or 1.44 to hit $54.75 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.73% or 1.06 to trade at $62.26 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.08% to 1.1421, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.8742.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 95.593.

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