France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.07%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.07%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Utilities , Consumer Goods and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 1.07%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.90%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which rose 3.41% or 0.535 points to trade at 16.230 at the close. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) added 3.31% or 1.30 points to end at 40.57 and Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA (PA: SGOB ) was up 3.06% or 1.14 points to 38.26 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ), which lost 0.86% or 0.14 points to trade at 16.68 in late trade. Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) declined 0.63% or 0.32 points to end at 50.78 and Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) shed 0.60% or 0.45 points to 74.67.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Eramet (PA: ERMT ) which rose 8.78% to 93.55, Iliad (PA: ILD ) which was up 5.14% to settle at 121.60 and Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which gained 4.86% to close at 1.079.

The worst performers were Casino Guichard (PA: CASP ) which was down 4.12% to 36.76 in late trade, Dassault Systemes (PA: DAST ) which lost 2.69% to settle at 126.40 and Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which was down 2.56% to 9.330 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 288 to 281 and 99 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 3.97% to 12.28 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.11% or 1.30 to $1209.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.42% or 0.30 to hit $70.47 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.79% or 0.63 to trade at $78.77 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.69% to 1.1753, while EUR/GBP fell 0.02% to 0.8879.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.50% at 93.65.

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