Investing.com – France equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Utilities , Consumer Services and Financials sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials , Healthcare and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Dassault Systemes (PA: DAST ), which rose 3.41% or 3.50 points to trade at 106.10 at the close. Hermes International SCA (PA: HRMS ) added 1.70% or 8.10 points to end at 484.70 and Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) was up 1.22% or 1.25 points to 103.80 in late trade.
Biggest losers included TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ), which lost 2.48% or 0.52 points to trade at 20.47 in late trade. Safran SA (PA: SAF ) declined 1.94% or 2.10 points to end at 106.15 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) shed 1.77% or 0.45 points to 24.92.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Solocal Group SA (PA: LOCAL ) which rose 14.29% to 0.660, Groupe FNAC (PA: FNAC ) which was up 13.19% to settle at 62.650 and Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which gained 6.28% to close at 1.057.
The worst performers were Faurecia (PA: EPED ) which was down 5.45% to 36.64 in late trade, Sartorius Stedim Biotech (PA: STDM ) which lost 3.45% to settle at 89.65 and Plastic Omnium (PA: PLOF ) which was down 3.14% to 24.40 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 339 to 222 and 99 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 0.80% to 18.74.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.48% or 5.80 to $1225.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.47% or 0.24 to hit $51.80 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.31% or 0.19 to trade at $60.59 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.41% to 1.1334, while EUR/GBP fell 0.05% to 0.8858.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 96.975.
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