France shares mixed at close of trade; CAC 40 up 2.31%
Investing.com – France equities were mixed at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Utilities , Healthcare and Technology sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Basic Materials , Financials and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 2.31%, while the SBF 120 index lost 0.22%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ), which rose 6.71% or 12.50 points to trade at 198.90 at the close. Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) added 6.73% or 1.80 points to end at 28.55 and Kering SA (PA: PRTP ) was up 4.65% or 17.50 points to 393.60 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Veolia Environnement VE SA (PA: VIE ), which lost 0.90% or 0.160 points to trade at 17.620 in late trade. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) declined 0.40% or 0.36 points to end at 90.74 and Carrefour SA (PA: CARR ) shed 0.06% or 0.01 points to 17.15.
The top performers on the SBF 120 were Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which rose 8.56% to 9.000, L’Oreal SA (PA: OREP ) which was up 6.71% to settle at 198.90 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) which gained 6.73% to close at 28.55.
The worst performers were Eutelsat Communications SA (PA: ETL ) which was down 14.43% to 17.91 in late trade, Ubisoft Entertainment (PA: UBIP ) which lost 1.83% to settle at 79.500 and Ingenico Group (PA: INGC ) which was down 1.20% to 62.64 at the close.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 449 to 134 and 84 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 down 0.48% or 5.90 to $1216.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $66.22 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.20% or 0.15 to trade at $76.06 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.22% to 1.1319, while EUR/GBP fell 0.64% to 0.8871.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 96.86.
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