France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.03%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.03%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 1.03%, while the SBF 120 index added 1.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which rose 4.76% or 0.570 points to trade at 12.545 at the close. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (PA: LVMH ) added 2.68% or 6.80 points to end at 260.65 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) was up 2.51% or 0.63 points to 25.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included EssilorLuxottica SA (PA: ESLX ), which lost 1.39% or 1.55 points to trade at 109.75 in late trade. Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) declined 0.57% or 0.45 points to end at 78.49 and Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) shed 0.16% or 0.16 points to 99.76.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Aperam SA (AS: APAM ) which rose 7.22% to 26.00, Iliad (PA: ILD ) which was up 5.35% to settle at 110.30 and Trigano (PA: TRIA ) which gained 5.27% to close at 84.90.

The worst performers were Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which was down 10.16% to 1.680 in late trade, Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which lost 3.57% to settle at 367.20 and Sartorius Stedim Biotech (PA: STDM ) which was down 3.19% to 94.15 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 356 to 229 and 86 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 15.25% to 18.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.49% or 6.00 to $1227.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 3.65% or 1.95 to hit $55.38 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.32% or 1.45 to trade at $63.98 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.1389, while EUR/GBP rose 0.25% to 0.8913.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 96.618.

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