France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.01%

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France shares higher at close of trade; CAC 40 up 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – France equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Healthcare , Gas & Water and General Financial sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 rose 0.01%, while the SBF 120 index climbed 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CAC 40 were Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ), which rose 2.70% or 2.90 points to trade at 110.25 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 2.30% or 0.336 points to end at 14.928 and TechnipFMC PLC (PA: FTI ) was up 2.09% or 0.41 points to 20.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Societe Generale SA (PA: SOGN ), which lost 1.67% or 0.36 points to trade at 21.48 in late trade. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) declined 1.50% or 0.20 points to end at 12.81 and Valeo SA (PA: VLOF ) shed 1.15% or 0.29 points to 24.89.

The top performers on the SBF 120 were Television Francaise 1 SA (PA: TFFP ) which rose 4.59% to 9.345, Soitec SA (PA: SOIT ) which was up 4.41% to settle at 91.200 and Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin SCA (PA: MICP ) which gained 2.70% to close at 110.25.

The worst performers were Remy Cointreau (PA: RCOP ) which was down 2.24% to 113.60 in late trade, Compagnie Plastic Omnium SA (PA: PLOF ) which lost 2.01% to settle at 21.41 and Getlink SE (PA: GETP ) which was down 1.99% to 13.780 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 286 to 275 and 98 ended unchanged on the Paris Stock Exchange.

The CAC 40 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was down 2.47% to 14.19.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.49% or 6.55 to $1343.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 2.13% or 1.09 to hit $52.23 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.92% or 1.15 to trade at $61.12 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1276, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.8894.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 97.032.

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