France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.51%

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France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.51%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Utilities , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Financials , Consumer Services and Basic Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 added 0.51%, while the SBF 120 index lost 1.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Kering SA (PA: PRTP ), which rose 2.92% or 13.45 points to trade at 474.55 at the close. Vivendi SA (PA: VIV ) added 1.90% or 0.45 points to end at 24.10 and Worldline SA (PA: WLN ) was up 1.33% or 0.700 points to 53.150 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ), which lost 5.36% or 1.37 points to trade at 24.19 in late trade. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) declined 1.13% or 0.23 points to end at 20.10 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) shed 1.03% or 1.40 points to 134.95.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Casino Guichard Perrachon SA (PA: CASP ) which rose 6.23% to 33.07, Eramet SA (PA: ERMT ) which was up 5.23% to settle at 53.12 and Remy Cointreau (PA: RCOP ) which gained 3.86% to close at 123.70.

The worst performers were Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which was down 5.36% to 24.19 in late trade, Trigano SA (PA: TRIA ) which lost 3.24% to settle at 68.60 and CGG SA (PA: GEPH ) which was down 1.76% to 1.369 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 314 to 213 and 97 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.68% to 16.20.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.42% or 5.35 to $1286.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.87% or 1.10 to hit $57.71 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 2.50% or 1.70 to trade at $66.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.06% to 1.1136, while EUR/GBP rose 0.20% to 0.8830.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 98.053.

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