France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.60%

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France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 up 1.60%
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Investing.com – France equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Industrials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials , Technology and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 1.60%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ), which rose 7.48% or 4.32 points to trade at 62.06 at the close. Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) added 6.69% or 1.27 points to end at 20.33 and Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) was up 6.61% or 6.41 points to 103.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ), which lost 4.99% or 2.68 points to trade at 51.04 in late trade. Sanofi SA (PA: SASY ) declined 0.62% or 0.47 points to end at 75.65 and STMicroelectronics NV (PA: STM ) shed 0.53% or 0.065 points to 12.100.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Schneider Electric SE (PA: SCHN ) which rose 7.48% to 62.06, Peugeot SA (PA: PEUP ) which was up 6.69% to settle at 20.33 and Capgemini SE (PA: CAPP ) which gained 6.61% to close at 103.45.

The worst performers were Solocal Group SA (PA: LOCAL ) which was down 17.06% to 0.676 in late trade, Publicis Groupe SA (PA: PUBP ) which lost 4.99% to settle at 51.04 and Plastic Omnium (PA: PLOF ) which was down 4.44% to 23.70 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 297 to 268 and 91 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 4.10% to 19.66.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.36% or 4.40 to $1232.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.64% or 0.43 to hit $67.25 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.49% or 0.37 to trade at $76.54 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.18% to 1.1372, while EUR/GBP rose 0.31% to 0.8870.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 96.41.

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