France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 2.15%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 2.15%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 gained 2.15%, while the SBF 120 index added 2.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Atos SE (PA: ATOS ), which rose 6.41% or 4.36 points to trade at 72.36 at the close. Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) added 5.91% or 8.30 points to end at 148.80 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) was up 4.65% or 0.81 points to 18.23 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which added 0.36% or 0.09 points to trade at 25.10 in late trade. Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ) added 0.48% or 2.30 points to end at 481.30 and AXA SA (PA: AXAF ) gained 0.84% or 0.16 points to 19.35.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which rose 11.31% to 27.960, Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which was up 6.41% to settle at 72.36 and Pernod Ricard SA (PA: PERP ) which gained 5.91% to close at 148.80.

The worst performers were GTT (PA: GTT ) which was down 3.85% to 65.00 in late trade, Eiffage (PA: FOUG ) which lost 0.93% to settle at 74.92 and Plastic Omnium (PA: PLOF ) which was down 0.70% to 19.27 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 411 to 188 and 76 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 6.66% to 19.51.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.19% or 2.40 to $1249.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.91% or 0.47 to hit $52.12 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.10% or 0.66 to trade at $60.86 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.41% to 1.1363, while EUR/GBP fell 0.82% to 0.8989.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 97.032.

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