France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.48%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.48%
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Investing.com – France equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financials , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.48%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Credit Agricole SA (PA: CAGR ), which rose 2.93% or 0.252 points to trade at 8.841 at the close. BNP Paribas SA (PA: BNPP ) added 2.86% or 1.28 points to end at 46.24 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: ISPA ) was up 2.83% or 0.140 points to 5.085 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ), which lost 1.63% or 1.14 points to trade at 68.69 in late trade. Klepierre (PA: LOIM ) declined 1.50% or 0.61 points to end at 40.17 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) shed 0.81% or 0.11 points to 13.55.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Natixis (PA: CNAT ) which rose 4.06% to 4.124, Eurofins Scientific (PA: EUFI ) which was up 3.36% to settle at 400.35 and Atos SE (PA: ATOS ) which gained 3.04% to close at 94.91.

The worst performers were Aeroports De Paris SA (PA: ADP ) which was down 3.00% to 89.84 in late trade, Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which lost 1.69% to settle at 34.355 and SES (PA: SESFd ) which was down 1.65% to 22.12 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 361 to 290 and 115 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.10% to 19.30.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.88% or 11.65 to $1329.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.41% or 1.06 to hit $45.11 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.81% or 0.83 to trade at $46.71 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1159, while EUR/GBP rose 0.17% to 0.8599.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.20% at 95.78.

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