Investing.com – France equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer Goods , Healthcare and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Electronic Equipment , Aerospace & Defense and Oil & Gas Producers sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ), which rose 3.06% or 0.410 points to trade at 13.830 at the close. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) added 1.66% or 0.20 points to end at 11.97 and Bouygues SA (PA: BOUY ) was up 1.46% or 0.47 points to 32.71 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which lost 3.40% or 0.97 points to trade at 27.58 in late trade. Total SA (PA: TOTF ) declined 2.54% or 1.32 points to end at 50.64 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) shed 1.78% or 0.42 points to 23.14.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which rose 8.95% to 1.230, Air France KLM SA (PA: AIRF ) which was up 6.57% to settle at 9.122 and Iliad (PA: ILD ) which gained 6.65% to close at 109.05.
The worst performers were Nexity (PA: NEXI ) which was down 3.73% to 40.74 in late trade, Rexel (PA: RXL ) which lost 3.64% to settle at 10.86 and CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was down 2.98% to 2.082 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 340 to 229 and 95 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 1.26% to 21.86.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.83% or 22.20 to $1234.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.85% or 1.86 to hit $63.45 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 3.46% or 2.61 to trade at $72.86 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.72% to 1.1394, while EUR/GBP fell 1.05% to 0.8785.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.71% at 96.21.
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