Investing.com – France equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Gas & Water , General Financial and Foods & Drugs sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Technology , Industrials and Financials sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which rose 6.43% or 1.51 points to trade at 24.98 at the close. STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) added 3.00% or 0.350 points to end at 12.030 and Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) was up 2.56% or 0.47 points to 18.60 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ), which lost 1.76% or 1.04 points to trade at 58.06 in late trade. Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) declined 1.49% or 1.30 points to end at 86.00 and Safran SA (PA: SAF ) shed 1.39% or 1.45 points to 102.65.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were DBV Technologies (PA: DBV ) which rose 14.14% to 8.800, Europcar Groupe SA (PA: EUCAR ) which was up 8.21% to settle at 7.38 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which gained 6.43% to close at 24.98.
The worst performers were Technicolor (PA: TCH ) which was down 12.80% to 0.906 in late trade, Genfit (PA: GNFT ) which lost 7.08% to settle at 16.280 and Alstom SA (PA: ALSO ) which was down 4.36% to 35.30 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 349 to 230 and 95 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.
The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.27% to 20.54.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.57% or 7.20 to $1260.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $45.89 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.70% or 0.38 to trade at $53.97 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.48% to 1.1391, while EUR/GBP fell 0.43% to 0.9005.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.59% at 96.297.
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