France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.74%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.74%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 1.74%, while the SBF 120 index added 1.78%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which rose 3.25% or 0.55 points to trade at 17.30 at the close. Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) added 3.12% or 2.14 points to end at 70.64 and Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) was up 3.11% or 12.00 points to 397.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ), which added 0.24% or 0.05 points to trade at 21.02 in late trade. Renault SA (PA: RENA ) added 0.65% or 0.35 points to end at 54.03 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) gained 0.65% or 0.86 points to 133.26.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which rose 7.08% to 0.892, Nexans (PA: NEXS ) which was up 5.87% to settle at 24.00 and Maisons du Monde SAS (PA: MDM ) which gained 5.60% to close at 16.410.

The worst performers were Biomerieux SA (PA: BIOX ) which was down 1.24% to 55.80 in late trade, DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which lost 1.22% to settle at 10.550 and Covivio SA (PA: FDR ) which was down 1.03% to 81.70 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 485 to 127 and 74 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 7.10% to 23.65.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.05% or 0.60 to $1281.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.57% or 0.70 to hit $45.31 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.78% or 0.41 to trade at $53.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.09% to 1.1439, while EUR/GBP fell 0.39% to 0.9006.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 95.947.

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