France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.24%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.24%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 1.24%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 1.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ), which rose 2.98% or 2.20 points to trade at 75.98 at the close. Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ) added 2.68% or 0.315 points to end at 12.055 and Air Liquide SA (PA: AIRP ) was up 2.37% or 2.50 points to 107.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unibail Rodamco SE (AS: UNBP ), which lost 1.51% or 2.90 points to trade at 189.65 in late trade. Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) declined 0.70% or 1.00 points to end at 142.70 and Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) shed 0.06% or 0.01 points to 15.41.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Elior Group (PA: ELIOR ) which rose 7.30% to 15.28, Tarkett (PA: TKTT ) which was up 5.22% to settle at 25.00 and Vallourec (PA: VLLP ) which gained 4.67% to close at 5.516.

The worst performers were Neopost (PA: NPOS ) which was down 5.30% to 22.52 in late trade, BIC (PA: BICP ) which lost 4.51% to settle at 79.45 and Gecina Nom. (PA: GFCP ) which was down 2.03% to 145.00 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 336 to 241 and 87 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 9.60% to 14.77.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.32% or 4.10 to $1296.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.78% or 0.52 to hit $66.52 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.97% or 0.75 to trade at $76.81 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.1673, while EUR/GBP fell 0.61% to 0.8740.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 94.09.

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